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Norihiro Akahoshi (赤星 憲広, Akahoshi Norihiro, born April 10, 1976) is a retired Nippon Professional Baseball player from Kariya, Aichi, Japan. He played as an outfielder for the Hanshin Tigers.

Norihiro Akahoshi
赤星 憲広
Born: (1976-04-10) April 10, 1976 (age 42)
Kariya, Aichi, Japan
Batted: Left Threw: Right
March 30, 2001, for the Hanshin Tigers
Last appearance
September 12, 2009, for the Hanshin Tigers
NPB statistics
Batting average .295
Hits 1276
Home runs 3
RBIs 215
Career highlights and awards

Akahoshi announced his retirement on December 9, 2009. During the 2009 season, he was first deactivated in early July after sustaining a neck injury. Then, on September 12, his last game, Akahoshi aggravated a spinal disc herniation when he dove headfirst in an attempt to catch a ball. He was diagnosed with spinal damage and has experienced pain in his neck and lower back as well as numbness in his hands and feet since.[1]


  1. ^ "Hanshin's star Akahoshi retires". The Japan Times. December 10, 2009. Retrieved December 9, 2009. 

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