Hisashi Iwakuma wiki, bio, age, baseball, twitter
Hishashi Iwakuma, who was born on 1981, 12 April is professionally known as a baseball pitcher who plays for Seattle Mariners. He also has played for the teams like Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles and Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes of the Nippon Professional Baseball. His bio includes the following details about his career in the sport of baseball and family details. He made his first professional debut along with the buffaloes in the year 2000 and was named as NPB all-star in the year 2003 and 2004 respectively. He also played in the Athens Olympic which was held in the year 2004.
He won Eiji Sawamura in the year 2008 after he joined the Eagles in the year 2005 and also won 2009 World Baseball Classic for Japan. He was posted to the Major national League in the season 2010 but he could not come to agreement with the highest bidder. He signed with the mariners in the year 2011. He finished in the third place in the 2013 American League Young Award. In the year 2015, he became the second player of Japan who was able to pitch no-hitter in the Major League by throwing three walk and seven strikeout and 3-0 win against the Baltimore Orioles in the Safeco Fields.
He was born in the city of Higashiyamato in Tokyo where he began playing baseball when he was a first grader before he went to the high school located in Nakano whose name was Horikoshi High School. He got induced to become a pitcher after he saw Hisanobu Watanabe who was a great player who played for Seibu Lions and was known everywhere for his big game pitching. He paved his path along with his team to the semi final of West Tokyo Tournament as senior players in the year 1999.
Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes chose him in the fifth round of the NPB draft in the year 1999. In the year 2015, he was place on the Dl because his lats had strained but was activated by the Seattle on the 6th of July. In the year 2015, 12th August, he made a first complete career game and ultimately won the American League Player of the Week Award. In the year 2015, 17th December, he signed a 1 year contract with the Mariners along with a vesting option for the years 2017 and 2018. He had previously agreed a three year deal with Los Angeles Dodgers but because of his physical condition, he could not make it.
He is six feet and three inches in height and weighs about 210 pounds; he is currently around the age of 34 and he has a lot to add in his career of baseball. He along with his wife, Madoka and their two children, Towa and Uta moved with the family to Seattle since he started his career with the Mariner. His wife is the daughter of Koju Hirohashi who was former coach of the Seibu Lions.
He practices Nichiren Buddhism as a member of Soka Gakkai International Buddhist association. Their family has been supporting several child support centers i.e. orphanages and care centers which primarily provide assistance to the children who are differently abled. He does not seem to be active in social networks like facebook and twitter since he is focused on his career goal achievement.