So last week I'm at the grocery store going through checkout when I notice the guy in the lane next to me. He's wearing a black and orange jersey top - not unusual for a Baltimore suburb. I can only see his back and I see the letters "hara" as the end of the name. So first I'm thinking it's a Koji Uehara Orioles jersey. But then I see the number is "5" - Uehara wore 19 with the Orioles so it's not him and Brooks Robinson's name doesn't end in "hara" so it's not an Orioles jersey. And then I see the whole name.
Some guy in Abingdon, Maryland is wearing a Kazuhiro Kiyohara Yomiuri Giants jersey in the super market.
Of course, I had to stop him and ask what the deal was (poor guy - he'll never wear that jersey in public again). He said a friend of his had sent it to him from Japan - he'd had to look up Kiyohara online to find out who he was.
Not something you see around here everyday.
Here's a card of Kiyohara from the 2005 BB Giants set. They had a subset that I call "Shared Numbers" (no idea what the official name is). Each card in the subset showed an active player with a retired player who shared the same uniform number. Kiyohara's card (#G095) showed him with Kazumasa Kohno (the back of the card lists everyone who ever wore #5 for the Giants, going all the way back to 1935).