Motohiro Shima Shima, Motohiro


Motohiro Shima
Motohiro Shima

Top Team

2016 SAMURAI JAPAN Warm-up Game

Uniform Number 37 Position Catcher
Height 179cm Throw/Bat R/R
Weight 82 kg
Motohiro Shima
Motohiro Shima

Top Team

2015 first WBSC premiere 12

Uniform Number 37 Position Catcher
Height 179cm Throw/Bat R/R
Weight 82 kg
Motohiro Shima

Top Team

2015 Europe international matches

Uniform Number 37 Position Catcher
Height Throw/Bat R/R
Motohiro Shima

Top Team


Uniform Number 37 Position Catcher
Height Throw/Bat R/R
Motohiro Shima

Top Team

Game with 2013 Chinese Taipei

Uniform Number 37 Position Catcher
Height 179cm Throw/Bat R/R
Weight 82 kg

Born in December 13, 1984

Career Nakagyo Senior High School attached to Chukyo University
  Kokugakuin University
  2007 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles

Smartest catcher in the world of baseball. He pulls a team together with his extraordinary leadership. His tenacity as a hitter is one of his appeals. He will make use of abundant experiences for the world champions.

Arrive at minimum number of times at bat in professional the fourth-year 2010; and batting average. We record 315 and win top nine & Golden Glove Award. We participate in 134 games while leading hill staff as immovable original catcher in 2013 and even bat marks 48 runs batted in (batting average .257, 4 home runs) and it is number one in Japan and greatly contributes. As SAMURAI JAPAN, we are elected except game with Taiwan of 2016 after Kokubo Japan start by all series, and trust from the leaders is warmer than anyone else. We know characteristic of Samurai hill staff than anyone else at the same time, and work as the pivot of fan, the pivot of team is expected in WBC.

Other menu adjustment was introduced by tension of lower part of the body including disorder of the right foot by camping in spring, but we let we hit free the outdoors on February 19, and beautiful sound sound, and condition looks up. The leadership of this man is necessary for world's best recapture in team bullet.

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November 18, 2015
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November 16, 2015
Ace pitcher Maeda played 7 innings with no runs allowed! Japan swept Puerto Rico 9-3 with a perfect harmony between pitching and hitting, advancing to the semifinal game!

November 7, 2015
Now ready for the first game! The Premier 12 first game: Japan vs. South Korea will start at 19:00 on 8th, tomorrow. Samurais, Fight bravely at the battle place in the north!

November 6, 2015
Won a come-from-behind victory in the last-ditch 9th inning after a hard fight! “WBSC Premier 12” will start with the score of 2 wins in 2 games in the warm-up game!

November 5, 2015
Fine pitching by Maeda, a “Samurai ace pitcher,” 8 strikeouts in 3 innings! 12 hits and 8 runs in total from the first 2 runs scored by Akiyama!

November 4, 2015
Now ready for play ball! Previous day’s practice for the warm-up game on 5th. "The cleanup hitter for tomorrow will be Takeya Nakamura," says Manager Kokubo.

November 3, 2015
It's time to play! Many surprises revealed in the Samurai Japan's first send-off party! "Shohei Ohtani will be the pitcher in the opening game," says Manager Kokubo!

November 1, 2015
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March 26, 2015
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March 11, 2015
Game 2 is defeated in ALL EURO with two to six. We finish meeting by one win one defeat now

December 26, 2014
The beginning of the year pays attention to SAMURAI JAPAN, too! Living-room gig information

November 18, 2014
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November 13, 2014
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October 24, 2014
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October 9, 2014
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July 17, 2014
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July 17, 2014
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December 24, 2013
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November 4, 2013
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1st WBSC premiere 12
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vs Chinese Taipei

List of Players


Diamond partner

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Official partner

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  • JTB
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Official suit partner

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