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Encyclopedia > Tadahito Iguchi
Tadahito Iguchi

Philadelphia Phillies — No. 12
Second base
Born: December 4, 1974 (1974-12-04) (age 32)
Bats: Right Throws: Right 
Major League Baseball debut
April 42005 for the Chicago White Sox
Selected MLB statistics
(through August 6, 2007)
Batting average     .275
RBI     172
Home runs     40
Teams
Olympic medal record
Men's Baseball
Silver Atlanta 1996 Team Competition

Tadahito Iguchi (井口 資仁 Iguchi Tadahito?, born December 4, 1974 in Tokyo, Japan) is a second baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies. He has also played for the Chicago White Sox and the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks in Japan. He is married and has a five-year old daughter. His nicknames include "Tad" and "Gooch." Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 111 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The position of the second baseman A second baseman often ranges onto the outfield grass to field a ground ball A second baseman is the baseball player guarding second base. ... is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... In Major League Baseball history, Ty Cobb had a record 4,191 hits (later revised to 4,189) by 1928; Pete Rose would surpass it 57 years later, and finish with 4,256 career hits. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. ... The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks (福岡ソフトバンクホークス) is a Japanese baseball team based in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture. ... The following are the events of the year 1997 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Fightin Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... This article is about the sport. ... The United States Olympics in Atlanta baseball team won a bronze medal. ... is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... The position of the second baseman Second base redirects here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Fightin Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The... The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks ) are a Japanese baseball team based in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture. ...


Iguchi began playing in high school and after graduating in 1993, went to Aoyama Gakuin University where he distinguished himself by hitting the Tohto University Baseball League record of eight home runs in a season and winning the triple crown. He was a member of Japanese National Team in 1996 Summer Olympics that won the silver medal. He was the first pick in the 1996 draft by Fukuoka Daiei Hawks. Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU) is a Japanese Christian university in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. ... The term Triple Crown is used in several distinct contexts. ... The 1996 Summer h Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... A silver medal is a medal awarded to the second place finisher of contests (typically athletics competitions) such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, etc. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1996 throughout the world. ... A (sports) draft is the process by which professional sports teams select players not contracted to any team, often from colleges or amateur ranks. ...


In his debut year of 1997, he hit a grand slam in the first game of his professional career. He suffered a shoulder injury in the 2000 season and had a surgery which ended his season. He recovered fully in 2001 hitting 30 home runs and leading the league with a personal best 44 stolen bases. In 2003, he hit over .300, had over 100 RBI and led the league in steals. He left Fukuoka Daiei after the 2004 season to play for the White Sox. He maintains a friendship with his former teammates Kenji Johjima and Koji Akiyama. The following are the events of the year 1997 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... In the sport of baseball, a grand slam (or just slam for short) is a home run hit with all the bases occupied by baserunners, thereby scoring 4 runs - the most possible on a single play. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... “RBI” redirects here. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... Kenji Johjima (城島 健司; ジョウジマ ケンジ, born June 8, 1976 in Sasebo, Japan) is a catcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Seattle Mariners in the American League. ... Koji Akiyama (Japanese:秋山 幸二, born April 6, 1962 in Kumamoto) was a professional baseball player for the Seibu Lions in Japans Nippon Professional Baseball. ...


During the 2005 MLB Regular Season, he had a .278 average with 15 home runs and 15 stolen bases. In the 2005 Divisional Series, he hit a go-ahead 3-run home run in game 2 against the Boston Red Sox. The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds...


In 2006, Iguchi had two multi-homer games, both times hitting a grand slam and another home run. The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ...


On July 27, 2007, he was traded to the Phillies for pitcher Michael Dubee. He is the first ever Asian-born player on the Phillies. is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


He is the first everyday Japanese player to play on a World Series-winning team. (Hideki Irabu was on the New York Yankees 1998 World Series roster and got a ring, but did not appear in a World Series game.) For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... Hideki Irabu (Japanese: 伊良部秀輝), born in Hyogo, Japan on May 15, 1969, is a former professional baseball player. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Dates October 17, 1998–October 21, 1998 MVP Scott Brosius (New York) Television network FOX Announcers Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, and Bob Brenly Umpires Rich Garcia (AL), Jerry Crawford (NL), Tim Tschida (AL), Dana DeMuth (NL), Dale Scott (AL), Mark Hirschbeck (NL) The 1998 World Series matched the New York...


On Tuesday August 7, 2007 The Philadelphia Phillies took on the Florida Marlins. Tadahito Iguchi was welcomed into the hearts of Phillies fans with his own fan group "Tadahito's Burritos".


See also

This list consists of players both past and present who have played in Japanese Baseball,. This list include those players who played in other leagues like Major League Baseball in the United States and ignores nationality. ... The following is a list of players and managers (* ), both past and current, who appeared at least in one game for the Chicago White Sox franchise as listed on MLB.com. ...

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
  • Tadahito Iguchi Official site(in Japanese)
  • ESPN profile page
  • Yahoo! Sports profile page
Fukuoka Daiei Hawks 1996 draft picks
1st:Tadahito Iguchi / 2nd:Nobuhiko Matsunaka / 3rd:Hiroshi Shibahara / 4th:Shinji Kurano / 5th:Katsunori Okamoto / 6th:Tetsuya Murakami / 7th:Shoya Shinzato

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Tadahito Iguchi - BR Bullpen (442 words)
Tadahito Iguchi was a college superstar in Japan, winning a Triple Crown one year and setting a Tohto League record with 24 career homers.
Iguchi changed his batting approach in 2003, focusing on hitting the ball more frequently to the opposite field.
Iguchi emerged as a top Rookie of the Year candidate and then provided some heroics in the American League Division Series to help lead the White Sox to their first postseason series victory since 1917.
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