Abe with the Yomiuri Giants
|Yomiuri Giants – No. 10|
Born: March 20, 1979|
Urayasu, Chiba, Japan
|2001, for the Yomiuri Giants|
|Career statistics |
|Runs batted in||1,212|
|Career highlights and awards|
Shinnosuke Abe (阿部 慎之助 Abe Shinnosuke, born March 20, 1979 in Urayasu, Chiba) is a Japanese professional baseball player with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball. He is the captain of the Giants.
He has played for the Japanese national team since 1999 as a catcher. He was on the Japanese team roster of the 2004 MLB Japan All-Star Series and the 2006 MLB Japan All-Star Series. He has twice been named the MVP of the Nippon Professional Baseball All-Star Series, in 2007 (Game 1) and 2010 (Game 1).
In 2012, after hitting .340 with 27 home runs and 104 RBIs, Abe was named the Central League Most Valuable Player. In addition, Abe was the co-recipient (along with teammate Tatsunori Hara) of the 20112 Matsutaro Shoriki Award.
He was the captain of Japanese national team in 2013 WBC, and hit 2 home runs in the same inning against the Netherlands, becoming the first and only player to achieve such a feat in the history of the WBC.
With 396 career home runs (through August 2018), Abe ranks #20 on the NPB career list.
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