• Central League
  • Tokyo Yakult Swallows
  • Yomiuri Giants
  • Hanshin Tigers
  • Hiroshima Toyo Carp
  • Chunichi Dragons
  • Yokohama DeNA BayStars
  • Pacific League
  • Fukuoka Softbank Hawks
  • Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters
  • Chiba Lotte Marines
  • Saitama Seibu Lions
  • ORIX Buffaloes
  • Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
  • Japan Baseball

'09 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC

Team Japan Roster

March 20, 2009

Pitchers (13)
Name No. Team B / T Birth
Darvish, Yu 11 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters R / R Aug. 16, 1986
Fujikawa, Kyuji 22 Hanshin Tigers L / R Jul. 21, 1980
Iwakuma, Hisashi 20 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles R / R Apr. 12, 1981
Iwata, Minoru 19 Hanshin Tigers L / L Oct. 31, 1983
Komatsu, Satoshi 28 Orix Buffaloes R / R Oct. 29, 1981
Mahara, Takahiro 14 Fukuoka Softbank Hawks R / R Dec. 8, 1981
Matsuzaka, Daisuke 18 Boston Red Sox (MLB) R / R Sep. 13, 1980
Sugiuchi, Toshiya 47 Fukuoka Softbank Hawks L / L Oct. 30, 1980
Tanaka, Masahiro 15 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles R / R Nov. 1, 1988
Utsumi, Tetsuya 26 Yomiuri Giants L / L Apr. 29, 1982
Wakui, Hideaki 16 Saitama Seibu Lions R / R Jun. 21, 1986
Watanabe, Shunsuke 31 Chiba Lotte Marines R / R Aug. 27, 1976
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya 39 Yomiuri Giants L / L Nov. 11, 1983
Catchers (3)
Name No. Team B / T Birth
Abe, Shinnosuke 10 Yomiuri Giants L / R Mar. 20, 1979
Ishihara, Yoshiyuki 29 Hiroshima Toyo Carp R / R Sep. 7, 1979
Johjima, Kenji 2 Seattle Mariners (MLB) R / R Jun. 8, 1976
Infielders (6)
Name No. Team B / T Birth
Iwamura, Akinori 8 Tampa Bay Rays (MLB) L / R Feb. 9, 1979
Kataoka, Yasuyuki 7 Saitama Seibu Lions R / R Feb. 17, 1983
Kawasaki, Munenori 52 Fukuoka Softbank Hawks L / R Jun. 3, 1981
Kurihara, Kenta 5 Hiroshima Toyo Carp R / R Jan. 8, 1982
Murata, Shuichi 25 Yokohama Bay Stars R / R Dec. 28, 1980
Nakajima, Hiroyuki 6 Saitama Seibu Lions R / R Jul. 31, 1982
Ogasawara, Michihiro 9 Yomiuri Giants L / R Oct. 25, 1973
Outfielders (6)
Name No. Team B / T Birth
Aoki, Norichika 23 Tokyo Yakult Swallows L / R Jan. 5, 1982
Fukudome, Kosuke 1 Chicago Cubs (MLB) L / R Apr. 26, 1977
Inaba, Atsunori 41 Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters L / L Aug. 3, 1972
Kamei, Yoshiyuki 35 Yomiuri Giants L / R Jul. 28, 1982
Suzuki, Ichiro 51 Seattle Mariners (MLB) L / R Oct. 22, 1973
Uchikawa, Seiichi 24 Yokohama Bay Stars R / R Aug. 4, 1982

* March 20: Kenta Kurihara replaced Shuichi Murata.

Total: 28 players

Manager
Name No. Team Birth
Hara, Tatsunori 83 Yomiuri Giants Jul. 22, 1958
Coaches
Name No. Team Birth
Ito, Tsutomu 72
Aug. 29, 1962
Yamada, Hisashi 71
Jul. 29, 1948
Yoda, Tsuyoshi 92
Dec. 4, 1965
Takashiro, Nobuhiro 63
May 27, 1954
Shinozuka, Kazunori 81 Yomiuri Giants Jul. 16, 1957
Ogata, Koichi 73 Yomiuri Giants Sep. 2, 1968