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Hisashi Iwakuma

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Full Name Hisashi Iwakuma
Profession Baseball Player
Date of Birth April 12 , 1981
Current Age 42 years
Birth Country Japan
Nationality Japanese
Birth Sign Aries
Dead or Alive Alive ( 42 years old)

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Hisashi Iwakuma is one of the famous Baseball Player, who was born on the memorable day of April 12 in the year 1981. Hisashi Iwakuma is a proud citizen of Japan.

Japanese pitcher who was a star in the Nippon Baseball League before joining the Seattle Mariners in Major League Baseball in 2012. Prior to the 2016 MLB season, he signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Over the years, not only have skills been honed, but a significant impact has also been made in the professional field. Whether it's through work, public appearances, or contributions to the community, Hisashi Iwakuma continues to be an inspiration for many.

Personal Information

Details about Hisashi Iwakuma
Popular As: Hisashi Iwakuma
First Name: Hisashi
Last Name: Iwakuma
Gender: Male
Birthday: April 12
Birth Year: 1981
Age: 42-years

Career

He attended Horikoshi High School and was selected in the fifth round of the NPB Amateur Draft.

2008 was a banner year for him, winning the Pacific League MVP award and the Eiji Sawamura Award as the best starting pitcher in NPB. In 2009, he won the World Baseball Classic with Japan.

Family

He has children named Towa and Uta. He and Mariners teammate Felix Hernandez were both All-Stars in 2013.

Hisashi Iwakuma Timeline

1985
He picked up one more win on October 5 against the Hawks, becoming the first 21-game winner in 23 years (former Hankyu Braves right-hander Yoshinori Satoh won 21 games in 1985) and passing young rival and fellow ace Yu Darvish of the Fighters to lead the league in ERA (1.87) in his final start of the season. .
1999
While he never made it to a national tournament during his high school career, he led his team to the semi-finals of the West Tokyo Tournament as a senior in the summer of 1999. .
2000
He has played in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes from 2000 to 2004, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles from 2005 to 2011, and Yomiuri Giants in 2019, and all of his time in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners from 2012 to 2017.
2001
Iwakuma made his debut at the ichigun ("major league") level the following year, appearing in relief in a game against the Nippon-Ham Fighters on May 29 2001 and earning the first career win of his professional career despite giving up a run over 12⁄3 innings.
2002
Iwakuma secured a spot in the team's starting rotation by 2002, the following season, going 8–7 with a much-improved 3.69 ERA in 1411⁄3 innings.
2003
He was named a NPB All-Star in 2003 and 2004, and played in the 2004 Athens Olympics.