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Motonobu Tanishige

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Gender Male
Age 51
Date of birth December 21,1970
Zodiac sign Sagittarius
Born Tojocho Tojo
Shobara
Hiroshima
Japan
Height 176 (cm)
Weight 81 (kg)
Career start 1989
Salary190 million JPY
Current_teams Chunichi Dragons
Job Baseball player
NumberChunichi Dragons
Date of Reg.
Date of Upd.
ID620269
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Motonobu Tanishige Life story


Motonobu Tanishige is a retired Japanese professional baseball player and manager. Tanishige played 27 seasons in Nippon Professional Baseball, appearing in more games than any other player in NPB history.

Motonobu Tanishige (谷繁 元信, born December 21, 1970 in Hiroshima) is a retired Japanese professional baseball player and manager.

Tanishige played 27 seasons in Nippon Professional Baseball, appearing in more games than any other player in NPB history. Making his debut for the Taiyo Whales in 1989 at age 18, he played for the Whales/BayStars franchise for 13 years. Moving to the Dragons in 2002, through 2015 he played for that franchise for 14 seasons. He played in five Japan Series, and one World Baseball Classic, in 2006, when Japan won the championship. He was the manager player-manager of the Chunichi Dragons from 2014 to 2015, staying on as manager in 2016.

Professional career


Tanishige performed well in the 2004 Japan Series (which the Dragons lost 4-games-to-3 to the Seibu Lions), including hitting his first career grand slam.

In 2015, Tanishige broke the NPB record for games played, passing Katsuya Nomura with 3,018 — he later extended the record. Tanishige is second on the career strikeout list with 1,838. With more than 200 career home runs, Tanshige is a member of Meikyukai.

Managerial career


After retiring from playing at the end of the 2015 season, Tanishige became full-time manager of the Dragons. After a rocky start to the season followed by a lacklustre continuation following the All-Star break, on August 10, 2016 he was relieved from his duties alongside fielding coach Takahiro Saeki. He was replaced by head coach, Shigekazu Mori for the remainder of the season.

References


External links


Nippon Professional Baseball career statistics from JapaneseBaseball.com

Career statistics and player information from Baseball Reference (Minors)

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