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Seiichi Uchikawa (内川 聖一, born August 4, 1982 in Ōita, Japan) is a Japanese professional baseball player for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball. He rose to prominence in 2008 with a league-leading .378 batting average. He was a part of the Japanese baseball team during the 2009 World Baseball Classic, as well as the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

Seiichi Uchikawa
Seiichi Uchikawa 2011.jpg
Uchikawa with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – No. 1
First baseman, Outfielder
Born: (1982-08-04) August 4, 1982 (age 35)
Ōita, Japan
Bats: Right Throws: Right
March 30, 2001, for the Yokohama BayStars
Career statistics
(through 2017)
Batting average .310
Home runs 176
Hits 1975
RBI 886
Career highlights and awards
Seiichi Uchikawa
Medal record
Representing  Japan
Men's Baseball
World Baseball Classic
Gold medal – first place 2009 Los Angeles Team
Bronze medal – third place 2013 San Francisco Team
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Los Angeles Team

During the 2010 offseason, he exercised his free agent option and after weeks of negotiations between the Yokohama BayStars, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, and Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, he decided to sign a four-year deal with SoftBank worth up to 1.36 billion yen.

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