Kenshi Sugitani’s tearful retirement match “I’m really glad I met the sport of baseball!” | Full-Count

Hugging and crying with Director Shinjo…The comment is super positive

Infielder Kenji Sugitani of Nippon-Ham, who will retire at the end of this season, played as a pinch hitter in the 7th inning of a warm-up game against the Japanese national baseball team “Samurai Japan” held at Tokyo Dome on the 5th, and fell to the right. . When he returned to the bench, he cried as he hugged coach Tsuyoshi Shinjo. The curtain fell on his 14-year professional baseball career.

He added, “Thank you so much for all the passionate support you’ve given me in my 14 years as a pro. I’m going to do my best every day. I’m really glad that I was able to meet the sport of baseball!” Since his retirement press conference on October 28, he has consistently taken the stance that this is a “progress”.

Even before the match, he monopolized the gaze of the stands. When he introduced the members before the game, he received the loudest applause than anyone else, and when he hit as a pinch hitter, the hall cheered loudly. He showed his presence beyond the figure of 777 games played in the first army.

(Full-Count editorial department)



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