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Takuya Kimura

Full name: Takuya Kimura
Original name: 木村 拓也
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: April 15, 1972 in Tano, Miyazaki, Japan
Died: April 8, 2010 in Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan
Affiliations: Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Hiroshima (JPN)
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Baseball

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Other SR Links: Minors at Baseball-Reference.com

Biography

Takuya Kimura, a switch-hitting leftfielder and utility player, played for Japan in two games at the 2004 Olympics. Kimura had a long career in the Japan Central League, joining the Nippon Ham Fighters in 1992 when he was 20. After three seasons he moved to the Hiroshima Carp in 1995 and played with them through 2005. Kimura then was traded to the Yomiuri Giants, playing with them for four years. After 19 seasons in the Japan professional league he retired as a player and became a baserunning and infield coach for Yomiuri. In his career, he played in 1,523 games, had 1,049 hits, and a career batting average of .262. In April 2010, prior to a game against the Hiroshima Toyo Carp, Kimura was hitting grounders for infield practice when he collapsed into a coma, and died a few hours later from a subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2004 Summer 32 Athina Baseball Men's Baseball Japan JPN 3 Bronze

Men's Baseball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result Position TR TH/AB/W-L-S TE/R/IP H/ER HR/SO RBI/BB
2004 Summer 32 Athina Baseball Japan JPN Final Round Game 3/4 1 2004-08-25 JPN 11, CAN 2 Left Field 11 5 1 2 0 2
2004 Summer 32 Athina Baseball Japan JPN Round-Robin Game #26 1 2004-08-22 JPN 6, GRE 1 Left Field 6 0 0 0 0 0