Saturday, November 21, 2015

Kazuyuki Hoashi

Another player who retired at the end of 2015 was pitcher Kazuyuki Hoashi of the Hawks.  He was originally drafted by the Lions in the third round of the 2000 draft from Mitsubishi Motors of the industrial leagues.  He was a member of the Lions starting rotation between 2003 and 2011.  His best season was probably 2008 when he went 11-6 with a 2.63 ERA.  He left the Lions for Fukuoka as a free agent after the 2011 season.  He missed most of 2012 due to a shoulder injury.  He pitched fairly regularly for the Hawks in 2013 and 2014 but spent most of 2015 with the farm team.  He made the All Star team in 2005 and 2008 and pitched in Nippon Series for the Lions in 2004 and 2008.  I don't think he appeared with the Hawks in either the 2014 or 2015 Series.

2001 BBM #424

2004 BBM Nippon Series #13

2005 BBM All Stars #A17

2006 BBM 2nd Version #557

2011 BBM 2nd Version #480

2011 BBM Lions Classic #54

2012 Calbee #076

2014 Hawks Players Card

2015 BBM Hawks #H23

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