He led the Pacific League in steals in 2001 and 2003. He was named to the Best 9 team and won Golden Gloves in 2001, 2003 & 2004. He made nine All Star teams (2001-04 and 2009-13) and played in four Nippon Series (1999, 2000 and 2003 with the Hawks, 2010 with the Marines). He won an "Outstanding Player" Award in the 2003 Series. He also won a World Series with the White Sox in 2005 and got a ring with the 2008 Phillies although since he joined the team after September 1st that year he did not appear on the post-season roster. He's one of only eleven players to win both a Nippon Series and a World Series championship and was the first Japanese player to do it. He also suited up for the Japanese National team twice - playing in the 1996 Olympics as a amateur and the 2001 Baseball World Cup. He is a member of the Meikyukai as he has over 2000 hits between MLB and NPB (I did a post commemorating him achieving this a few years back).
He went out with style, hitting a game tying two run home run in the bottom of the ninth of his retirement game on September 24th - a game the Marines would ultimately win in 12 innings.
The Marines created a web page for his retirement - scroll down past all the merchandise to find his career highlights.
It didn't take long for Iguchi to get a new job - the Marines named him as their new manager in mid-October.
Iguchi's BBM rookie card is #477 from the 1997 set and his first Calbee card is #065 in the 1998 set. He also had a card in the 1997 Takara Hawks set.
|1997 BBM #477|
|2001 BBM Japan National Team #21|
|2002 BBM 2nd Version #GG13|
|2005 BBM 1st Version #BN4|
|2009 BBM 1st Version #127|
|2010 BBM Nippon Series #S18|
|2013 Calbee #AS-17|
|2017 BBM 1st Version #066|