Shinya Miyamoto (宮本 慎也, Miyamoto Shin'ya, born November 5, 1970) is a former professional baseball player from Suita, Osaka, Japan. He played shortstop.

Shinya Miyamoto
Miyamoto Shinya, Beijing 2008.jpg
Miyamoto playing for Japan in the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Tokyo Yakult Swallows – No. 86
Born: (1970-11-05) November 5, 1970 (age 49)
Suita, Osaka, Japan
Batted: Right-handed Threw: Right-handed
NPB debut
April 11, 1995, for the Yakult Swallows
Last appearance
2013, for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows
NPB statistics
Batting average.282
Home runs57
Stolen bases107
As player

As coach

  • Tokyo Yakult Swallows (2009–2013, 2018–present)
Career highlights and awards
Shinya Miyamoto
Medal record
Representing  Japan
Men's Baseball
Bronze medal – third place Athens 2004 Team Competition
World Baseball Classic
Gold medal – first place 2006 San Diego Team

He was chosen as the captain of the Japanese olympic baseball team for the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics, and won a bronze medal in 2004. He was also part of the 2006 World Baseball Classic Japanese baseball team.

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