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Fumiya Hojo

Fumiya Hojo(Fumiya Hojo,1994 May 7 -) isOsakaSakai CitySouth wardFromProfessional baseball player(Infielder). Right-handed and right-handed.Hanshin TigersBelongs.


Before entering professional

Started baseball in the 4th grade of elementary schoolSakai City Mikita Junior High SchoolThe era belonged to "All Sayama Boys"[2]..To seniors in the second grade of junior high schoolShinta HifumiHowever, as a teammate in the elementary, middle and high school ageTatsuhiro TamuraWore[3].

Kosei Gakuin High SchoolThen I will be on the bench from 1 year[2].. In the summer of 2The 93rd National High School Baseball ChampionshipHe scored 8 RBIs in Thailand, the most in the team, and the team also won second place.Meiji Shrine Baseball TournamentWith a batting average of .455, 1 home run, and 7 RBIs, he contributed to the victory.Kamimura Gakuen High SchoolIn the war, he released the first reversal goodbye home run in the history of the tournament.The 94rd National High School Baseball ChampionshipThen,67th competition OfKiyohara KazuhiroHe is active as a 1th batter, such as hitting 1 home runs in 4 tournament, which is approaching 4 more.Later in the finals, he became a professional teammateJuntaro FujinamiTo holdOsaka Toin High SchoolAlthough he played against him, he missed the championship with 4 at bats, no hits and 2 strikeouts.From the summer of 2011 at the Koshien TournamentSpring 2012, Pulled the team as the main gun, recording runner-up in the summer of 2012 and three consecutive seasons[2]..高校通算25本塁打XNUMX home runs in high school[2]..Koshien has 29 RBIs, the highest number in history, along with Kiyohara.

25th AAA World Baseball ChampionshipWas elected to represent Japan and experienced the world championships[2].

2012 NPB Draft Conferenceso,Hanshin TigersNominated in the first round from[Note 1], Joined on the condition that the contract fee is 7,000 million yen and the annual salary is 720 million yen (estimated amount)[6].. Uniform number2.

Hanshin period

2013 IsshortstopAsWestern leagueParticipated in 84 official games.Batting average .199 on batting average, 1 home run, 20 RBIs, 18 on defensive sidefaux pasWas recorded.Participated from the end of the seasonMiyazaki Phoenix LeagueThen, I also experienced the defense of the second and third bases in the actual battle.[7][8]..Renewed the contract with an estimated annual salary of 720 million yen to maintain the status quo[9]

2014 On July 7thNagasaki Big N StadiumHeld inFresh all-star gameSo, the Western League selection "No. 5second basemanParticipated in starting lineup.In the official game of the league, he played 102 games and recorded .259 batting average, 2 home runs, 23 RBIs and 52 walks, the most in the league. He was promoted to the first army after joining the professional team on September 9th.[10]However, the season ended without a chance to participate in the official match of the 11st Army. In NovemberTaiwan1th Opened inIBAF21U World CupThen,Representation from JapanParticipated in all 8 games as a member.With a batting average of .304, 1 home run, and 8 RBIs, he was selected as the best nine in the second baseman category.[11][12]..Off, renewed contract with estimated annual salary of 10 million yen, an increase of 730 million yen[13]

2015 After the end of the previous year's season, shortstopTakashi Toritani Major LeagueWith a view to the challengeOverseas FA rightsHe was expected to be one of Toritani's successors because he exercised.Although Toritani announced that he would remain just before the spring camp, he welcomed the spring camp as a team for the first time since he became a professional.[14][15],Open battleI accompanied the army until the end of.However, the batting average was .067 (15 hit in 1 at bats) and 0 RBIs in the open game, so the official game started with the second army.Against the backdrop of a team of multiple infielders in the second baseman position, the chances of starting a starting lineup as a third baseman have increased in the early stages of the Western League official game.The blow is also good,Clean upHas come to be listed in.In total, he has participated in 112 games, the most in the league.He recorded .243 batting average, 2 home runs in 7nd place in the team (10th in the league), and 8 RBIs in the most team (43th in the league). May 5stChunichi DragonsIn the battle, when appointed to the starting lineup as the 3rd batter, the 4thTaiga Egoshi,number 5Ryutaro UmenoThe team's official match in the same league for the first time in 35 years due to cleanup with3 consecutive homersHas achieved[16].. After registering for the first time in the season on May 5th, the match against May 26thTohoku Rakuten Golden EaglesBattle (Hanshin Koshien Stadium) Debuted in the bottom of the 5th inning with a pinch hitter.This turn at bat ends with a foul fly to first base[17], Since the registration was canceled on May 5, only this one at bat was able to participate in the official game of the 29st Army.Off, renewed the contract with an estimated annual salary of 1 million yen to maintain the status quo[18].

2016 In, following the previous year, he joined the army from the spring camp through the open battle. With a batting average of .13 in the open game, which he played in 333 games, he joined the opening team for the first time. April 4rdYokohama DeNA BaystarsBattle (Yokohama Stadium) Then, in the first tableFujikawa KojiIf you participate in the pinch hitter, you will get the first hit in the official game of the XNUMXst Army.Kendai IshidaRecorded with a solo home run from[19]..At the beginning of the official game, there were many pinch runners and defensive personnel, but on April 4thHiroshima Toyo CarpStarting with the first starting lineup of the XNUMXst Army official game in the battle (Koshien), second baseman and third baseman[20]Established in the starting lineup.Since late July, when Toritani was sluggish and started to leave the starting lineup, he was appointed as a starting lineup in most games.[21]..Especially in many games at the end of the season, Hojo was appointed as a shortstop and Toritani was appointed as a third baseman at the same time as a starting lineup. August has a monthly batting average of .8[22]It was in good shape and became the number 1 (or number 2) batter. August 8th match against Hiroshima (Mazda Stadium), He was the first to score a winning point.Hero interviewFaced[23].. April 9th match against China and Japan (Nagoya Dome), When he recorded two consecutive home runs for the first time in the first army, the total number of hits in the season reached 2 with the doubles released at the next at bat.Directly from high schoolDraft meetingThe fielder who hit 4 hits in the season in the official game of the 100st Army within XNUMX years after joining the Hanshin Tigers after being nominated inFujita Taira,Masayuki Kakefu,Takeshi ShinjoIt is the second person after[24]..Throughout the season, he participated in 122 official games of the 12st Army without being deleted from his registration.As an infielder, he recorded XNUMX missteps, the most in the team, but in the seasonRegular turn at batNumber of at-bats approaching (443) (438)[25]With 105 hits, batting average .273, 5 home runs and 33 RBIs.The total number of doubles is 25, which was his goal for Sakamoto's break year (second year of high school graduation).2008 ) 24[24]Exceeded.He also played a role as a lead-off man, recording 2 stolen bases in Thailand, which was second in the team.Off, renewed contract with estimated annual salary of 6 million yen, an increase of 1,470 million yen[26][27].

2017 Against the background of Toritani's strong desire to return to shortstop, he has been fighting for shortstop with Toritani during the spring camp.Team firstOpen battleOnly on February 2thHokkaido Nippon-Ham FightersThe physique and extra-base hitting power have improved significantly, such as hitting two home runs in the battle, so the coach of the first armyTomonori KanemotoSelected as the "leading MVP" of the camp[28]..Slow hits after the open game[29]So, it took 14 at-bats (4 games) from the opening game of the XNUMXst army to the first hit of the regular season.[30]However, it is mainly established in the starting lineup as "No. 6 shortstop". In the match against Giants (Koshien) on April 4, he recorded two home runs in one game for the first time since he became a professional player.[31]..In the subsequent official games, the blow did not hit again, and the newcomerKento ItoharaHas increased the number of starting lineups as a shortstop, and on June 6th, the player registration was canceled for the first time in two seasons.[32]..Later, Itohara left the battlefield due to a breakdown, so he returned to the army from July 7st.[33]..At the beginning of the returnYamatoWas appointed as a starting lineup as a shortstop, but Yamato left the battlefield due to a breakdown in mid-August.[34]From then on, he resumed his participation in the starting lineup. In the match against China and Japan (Nagoya Dome) on August 8, he hit a home run for the first time in four months in the official match of the 18st Army.[35]At the beginning of his return to the starting lineup, there were signs of recovery in his hits, including 13 consecutive hits.After that, the offense and defense were lacking again, so when Yamato returned to the actual battle, the registration was deleted again on September 9.[36]..The regular season ended as it was.He has participated in 83 games in the official game of the 210st Army, with a batting average of .3, 20 home runs, and 2 RBIs.With DeNA, who came in second in the team's regular seasonClimax series (CS) first stageI didn't have a chance to participate in (Koshien).The contract was renewed with an estimated annual salary of 2,000 million yen (down 200 million yen).[37].

2018 In, Yamato transferred to DeNA by exercising domestic FA rights after the end of the previous season, so Itohara became a regular shortstop at the Spring Ichigun Camp.Ueda SeaHowever, the official game started with the second army for the first time in two seasons. Although he was registered as a player for the first time in the season on May 2st.[38], The registration was canceled on June 5, without hitting 5 at bats in 6 official games of the 12st Army. After re-registration on June 6[39]Has been hitting well, and has once again settled in the starting lineup as "No. 2 shortstop".[40].. In July, the monthly batting average reached .7 in 16 games, asCentral LeagueNamed as a candidate for monthly MVP (batter category)[41].. During the game defense against Yakult (Koshien) in the 9th inning on September 14,Taku InoSwipe the left shoulder with a diving catch to Goro.When he was taken to the stretcher and left, he was deregistered again on the same day because a subluxation was found during a medical examination on September 9.Although he did not return to the actual battle during the season, he participated in 15 official games in total.As a result, the season ended with a batting average of .62 (322 at bats, 239 hits).[42]..Off contract renewed with an estimated annual salary of 600 million yen, an increase of 2,600 million yen[43].

2019 Participated in 82 games, batting average 2%, 4 minutes, 7 home runs, 5 home runs, 20 RBIs[44]..He defended the game and third base, and started in 47 games.[44].. Contract renewal on December 12 with an estimated annual salary of 10 million yen, up 200 million yen[44].

2020 は40試合出場、うち先発23試合(遊撃9試合、二塁14試合)、打率.192、2本塁打、7打点に終わった。12月1日、背番号が26に変更されることが発表された[45].. On December 12, the contract was renewed with an annual salary of 10 million yen, a decrease of 600 million yen.[46]

Characteristics as a player


A wide-angle shot of a high-quality liner hit ball from a compact level swing[47][48]..Batting eye is also high[49], The tenacity, tenacity, and dislike in the turn at bat are also highly evaluated.[50][51].

In high school, he played an active part as a long-distance batter.坂 本Although it was also described as "the second generation", it was difficult to deal with wooden bats such as the batting average of the U-2 Japan National Team in the 18% range.[52], It has been pointed out that the bat has a habit of going around a little from the remnants of high school even after becoming a professional.[53].

After becoming a professional, he decided to "throw away the extra-base hit" himself.[54]But,Tomonori KanemotoIt is expected that he will not be "small and safe", and during his tenure as Kanemoto's coach, he was often instructed to improve his extra-base hitting ability.[55][56][57].


Infield defensive baseball coach, although lacking in solidityTeruka KujiIt is evaluated that "the total ability of catching and throwing is stable".[58].


From 3 years old due to the influence of my older brothergymnasticsI'm learning[59], In the third grade of elementary schoolHorizontal barWon second place in the national tournament.At the time of joining the Hanshin TigersBackflipIt was also an appealing point to be able to[60].

In the off-season after joining the Hanshin Tigers, he is a high school graduate infielder from the same Kansai region as himself.Tetsuto YamadaOr, it corresponds to the senior of "All Sayama"Shingo KawabataWe are facing joint voluntary training with them.

Every time we enter the off-season, we visit facilities for children with disabilities and medical facilities for mothers and children, and in 2018, the team started to support social contribution activities.Wakabayashi Tadashi AwardWas awarded.The age at the time of the award is 24, the youngest in history, and it is the first time for a player who joined Hanshin directly from high school to receive the award.[61].

On December 2019, 12, we announced that we were married to a general woman.[62][63].

Detailed information

Hit results by year


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2015Hanshin1110000000000000000. 000. 000. 000. 000
201612243838544105251514733607438449110. 273. 341. 382. 723
2017832522192646723662000722301424. 210. 286. 301. 587
2018622662393477811902010431901327. 322. 370. 377. 747
20198221117418437056520201302301403. 247. 338. 374. 712
2020401129910194022972030901232. 192. 266. 293. 559
Total: 6 years39012801117132290514163971001103491124822826. 260. 329. 355. 684
  • At the end of the 2020 season

Defensive results by year

Every time
Second baseThird baseAssault


















2016Hanshin335660312. 97564287462. 9444156101319. 981
2017--71100180833. 972
2018110001.000741121. 8825674169626. 976
2019-1271911. 9634654981122. 933
2020142344111. 98520010. 00019183439. 945
total4880104423. 9798539104104. 93523330258231109. 966
  • At the end of the 2020 season



Uniform number

  • 2(2013-2020)
  • 26(2021 -)

Appearance song


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注 釈

  1. ^ Hiroshima Toyo CarpAlso had a policy of nomination, but was planning to nominate at a lower levelSeiya SuzukiTheYomiuri GiantsIt is said that he switched to Suzuki's second round nomination because he got information that he would be nominated at the top.[4][5].


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Professional baseball player

Professional baseball player(Professional baseball) is for profitbaseballteam(Professional baseballThe main business is to contract with a team or a professional baseball team) and participate in a series of games of the annual season to get paid.Professional sportsPlay baseball asbaseball playerThat is.

Japanese professional baseball player

"Professional baseball" in this sectionJapan Baseball Organization(NPB) only,Independent LeagueEtc. are not included.

Differences from adult baseball players

JapanNow, ordinary adults play as playersAdult baseballIs developing. The term "worker baseball" refers to baseball played by all members of society including professional baseball in a broad sense, but generally refers to baseball played by amateur members of society. In a more narrow sense,Japan Baseball FederationA baseball game in which a team belongs to. Also, although there are many teams organized within the company, it exists only as one of the club activities within the company,EntertainmentIt is not operated for the purpose.

Basically, Japanese adult baseball players who join a company with the expectation that they will play an active part in various tournament competitions will be able to receive rewards only from baseball with little work related to the company's main business There is (the formerShidax Baseball ClubHowever, the professional baseball team is called the "baseball club," which bears the name of the company, and differs greatly from professional baseball teams in that it is not an independent company that specializes in baseball.

In addition, a member of a professional baseball player will not be immediately dismissed even if he/she retires from active duty due to aging, breakdown, or other reasons, and can continue to work at the company. On the contrary, if the abandoned part, that is, the baseball club itself has disappeared due to poor management of the company, etc., it is an employee of the company, so it is a job of another company and staying in a club team with the permission of the company[Annotation 1]Only by that, there is no way to continue playing baseball. In contrast, players belonging to professional baseball teamsOut-of-force notificationIf so, you can sign a player contract with another team on your own. But if no team raises their handscoachLeaders,Baseball commentator,Sports castor,talentIf there is no such way, it will be completely unemployed (#After retirement).Japan Baseball Organization(NPB) A professional baseball player belonging to a member team is at willVoluntary retirementIf you do, you cannot enter into a contract with another baseball team unless you have the consent of the last team you belong to.

This difference in treatment is also the difference between professional baseball players and adult baseball players, and although it is not completely unpaid,amateurThis is also one of the reasons why. On the contrary, it is not allowed to sign as an amateur player who does not get a reward in a Japanese professional baseball team.

Professional baseball player's day

One day is hard and there is almost no rest during the season (3 days from Tuesday to Thursday is a series of battles with Team A, 3 days from Friday to Sunday is a series of battles with another Team B. 3 days at a time is called a "competition card") , The restraint time is long.To give an example

  • Schedule for night games (starting at 18:XNUMX)
    • 10 o'clock-getting up
    • 11 o'clock-morning (lunch) meal
    • PM-Home team player at home (Single assignmentIn the case ofHotelMatches will be held from the dormitory (some players live)Baseball fieldMove to. The visitor team players move from the lodging hotel. If the visitor is close to their hometown, they will move as well as the home.
    • 14 o'clock-Start practice for the home team as a whole (warm-up will be done by that time, and many players will voluntarily practice early departure)
    • 16 o'clock-Complete home team practice / Start visitor team practice (warm-up, meetings, snacks will be given by then)
    • Around 16:30-Home team meeting / light meal
    • Around 17:30-Visitor team practice ends
    • 18pm-Playball (no starting pitching planpitcherSuch,One armyBut some players go home at this point)
    • After the match (9 matchesinningAbout 3 and a half hours. Long time againextra innings(Up to 12 innings) If it develops, it will take more than 4 hours.) Some athletes voluntarily practice their stay. In addition, the players of the visitor team have moved to the hotel.
    • Midnight-Eat your own dinner (such as a hotel buffet for a visitor team) and then go to bed

Has become[1].Day gameIn the case of, it will be advanced by the amount of time (13 hours if the game starts at 5:XNUMX), so if the game ends at midnight, it will be even harder because you will get up early in the morning and start practicing.Monday is the day when there are no matches and if we become visitors we will move to the location of our opponent's home base.

Hisayoshi NaganoMarried toSayaka ShimohiraAccording to the report, professional baseball players are not at home for two-thirds of the year.[2].


When playing a match as a visitor, athletes use transportation to move.If it is a short distance, you can take a bus, or if you move by yourself or a long distanceShinkansenOrairplaneUse the bus to move from the nearest station to the match venue.In order to avoid confusion, they often move in two groups (eg Shinkansen and airplane).In the past, I used to fly, but1985 Occurred inJapan Airlines Flight 123 crashHanshin TigersOf the team presidentNakanoha HajimeDied[Annotation 2]As a result, I started to use the Shinkansen as much as possible to move between Honshu.Although they use airplanes for long-distance travel, there are athletes and staff who dislike airplanes, and the athletes use transportation such as the Shinkansen as much as possible.Also, there are no plans to pitchStarting pitcherIs exempt from the expedition,Second armyAdjustments may be made at the practice area.


Professional baseball playersSelf-employed person-Sole proprietorshipHas a business contract with a team company. Therefore, the team companyContract employeeis not[3].. The rewards for NPB players are the same as in other major domestic leagues such as Major League BaseballProfessional sportsCompared with PaymentAnnual salary system.. All of the 2016 NPB membersControlled player registrationplayer(Training playerThe average annual salary of (excluding) is 3,712 million yen.[4].

Until the early 1980s, the average annual salary was less than 1,000 million yen[4], Transferred in the middle of 1987Hiromitsu OchiaiBreaks 1 million yen annually for the first time in the world[5]The annual salary gradually increased, and in 1993FAWhen the system was introduced, the annual salary soared[6].

Players with an annual salary of 1 million yen or more1 million yen playerIs sometimes regarded as the status of a first-class player[7].. The number of Japanese players with 1 million yen players in NPB was 2014 in the 61 season.[8][Annotation 3]However, in the 2017 season 76 people[9]Is increasing.

NPB playersContract renewalIn general, a single-year contract that renews the contract every year in the form of1993 Then offOryxWas enrolled inTsutomu SakaiHas signed the first multi-year contract in Japan's world history of three years[Annotation 4].. After that, transfer of other teams due to FA declaration became common, and there are more cases where multi-year contracts are signed for both FA transfer and remaining to prevent outflow of other teams (both Japanese and foreign players). It became so. As an example,

  • Toshiya Sugiuchi[10] --In the off-season of 2011,Softbankから巨人When he transferred to, he signed a "4-year contract, total of 20 billion yen".
  • Takeya Nakamura[11] --In the off-season of 2013,SeibuWhen concluding an extension contract (for remaining) with, he signed a "4-year contract, total of 20 billion yen".
  • Rick Vandenhark[12] --In June 2016,SoftbankWhen concluding an extension contract (for remaining) with, he signed a "three-year contract, total of 3 billion yen".In the case of foreign players, there are quite a few cases where an extension contract (for remaining) is signed during the season.[Annotation 5].

The rewards of professional baseball players vary greatly depending on the performance of each player,Results-orientedSometimes regarded as a typical model of[13].. Regular salary increaseBonusSystem is not established, but depending on the gradeVolumeSome players have contracts to pay. However, regarding the reduction of annual salaryBaseball agreementThere is a limit in Article 92, and in principle, players with annual salary of 1 million yen or more will not be reduced by 40%, and players with less than 1 million yen will not be reduced by more than 25%.Out-of-force notificationIt is necessary to obtain the player's consent within the same period as, and if the player does not agree, the team will stillFree contractAnd must)[14].

Active period

As with all professional athletes, the period in which professional baseball players can remain active is not long. It is said that the average retirement age of professional baseball players is about 29.[15][16]Most of the players retire before reaching the age of 40. Also, the average number of active years of athletes is about 9 years[15][17], About 20 years at the longest.

On the other hand, exceptionally long-term players (Franchise player,Journeyman) Also, the longest active record isYamamoto MasaIn 32 years, the longest record of one army official battle participation actual workKimiyasu Kudo-Satoshi Nakajima・It is 29 years of Masaru Yamamoto. By the way, as of October 2015, 10, at the age of participating in official games as a player, the oldest record was Masa Yamamoto 7 years 50 month, the youngest record was prewar (no provision for protection of young workers)Michio Nishizawa16 years old.Labor Standards Act-Child Welfare ActThe youngest record below dropped out of high school and entered professionalKenji Furusawa16 years and 4 months old.

After retirement

RetirementAfter that, coaches such as directors and coaches,scorer,Batting pitcher,Bullpen catcher, Staying in the ball world as a team member,Baseball commentatorIt is possible that

However, because baseball-related posts are limited for retired players that occur every year, many people can not get a job related to baseball, so many players will be employed in a field different from baseball. When the NPB conducted a survey of players who left the group from 2007 to 2014, an average of about 2 to 3% of players chose non-baseball-related roads, and there are a considerable number of unclear[18][Annotation 6].. Examples of successful non-baseball jobs include:Parent companyTake care ofMovie actorBecameNobuo Yana,Eiji Bando,Kazutomo Miyamoto,Punch sato,Kazumasa Nagashima,Kanamura Yoshiaki,Tsutomu IwamotoUtilizing that character liketalentWho was established asMengiki Emoto,Atsushi Misawa,Eiichiro Takahashi,Hiroo Ishii,Kenju Yamamotolike政治家Those who became, turned to other professional sports and played an active partShoji Ozaki(Professional golfer, Masashi Ozaki),Giant baba(Professional wrestler, Baba Shohei),Takao Miyamoto(Bicycle racer, Takao Miyamoto), (Boat rider, Takeshi Hayase),Long dragon(Professional bowler) Is mentioned. Also,onionFarmerSucceeded asHirofumi Kono,UdonOpened a udon shop after training in manufacturingTsuyoshi Gojo[19]There are also examples of success as a businessman.

However, while there are such successful cases, former athletes who can not live as expected after retirementsuicideOr[Annotation 7],crimeThere are also cases where they are involved[Annotation 8].

Tomoya Satozaki"Professional baseball players do everything around them, such as those involved in baseball teams." He points out that there are quite a few former players who "can't do anything when they retire".[20].

For this reason, professional baseball OBs are increasingly motivated to assist each other in reemployment as self-help efforts. As an example,Japan Professional Baseball OB Club ThePasonaWe are engaged in job hunting support activities for professional baseball OBs in collaboration with[21].. Also, on the NPB side as wellSecond carrierAre strengthening support for. In 2013 with the Japan Baseball OrganizationJapan Student Baseball AssociationBy agreeing with the agreement, it became possible for a professional baseball OB to teach high school and college baseball by undergoing a student baseball qualification recovery training.[22]Therefore, it can be said that the frontage of the second carrier has widened. By 2016, more than 850 people have used this system to recover their student baseball qualifications[23].

NPB2007 Since then, we have conducted an attitude survey on young professional baseball players every year about the second career, but the percentage of players who responded "I feel uneasy after retirement" has remained around 7%.[24].. In addition, regarding the desired career path after retirement, a large number of players replied as high school baseball coaches.[24].

Major League Player

The United States of America-カナダ OfMajor league baseball(MLB) in JapanEnglishMeans MLB playerMajor Leaguer(Major Leaguer)” is sometimes used as it is as Katakana.

Due to its strong competition principle, the major league is said to be in a more severe environment than Japanese professional baseball, and if the results are not accompanied, the contract will not be renewed immediately.Free contractOr even in the middle of the seasonMinor leagueIf you go to the team and a substitute player enters in the trade while the result does not improve due to a breakdownOut-of-force notification, Etc. are usually performed, and the players are always in a difficult position.[25].. In addition, there is a big difference in the treatment of players between the minor leagues and the major leagues, and the minor league is referred to as the difference in salary of both.Hamburger・League, Major Leaguesteak・Sometimes called "league"[26].

However, not only is it a tough side for athletes, but if they are considered to be essential players for the team because they continue to perform well for many years and are evaluated for their extraordinary talents, their annual salary becomes uncertain.[Annotation 9], Hundreds of millions during the acquisition battle accompanying the transfer of such a star playerDollarA large amount of money (tens of billions of yen) moves, "American dreamCan be said to be successful[27].Alex Rodriguez The2007 In 10 monthNew York YankeesIn addition to a large-scale contract for 10 years totaling 2 million dollars, including the volume of 7,500 million dollars,Giancarlo StantonOff in 2014Miami MarlinsHas signed a super-large contract with a total amount of 3 million dollars + 2,500-year contract with the highest total amount in North American professional sports history[28][29].. In order to bring out even better conditions on the players side, it is necessary to negotiate contracts with the team.Agent(Agent) may be placed.

Participation in international competitions

Until thenOlympicincludingInternational Baseball Federation(IBAF. CurrentlyWorld Baseball Softball Federation, WBSC) The international competitions under the jurisdiction were only for amateurs, but in 1997 IBAF decided to lift the ban on professional participation in those international competitions in response to the trend of lifting the ban on professionals in other competitions.

The first applied tournament was the following 199833rd IBAF World Cup.. Same yearAsian GamesThen. South KoreaWon the first gold medal by organizing as an all-pro.2000 Sydney OlympicsBecame the first Olympic Games in which professional baseball players participated, and won the gold medal for the first time as the United States became the official event (in the open competition era1988 Seoul OlympicsI have won a gold medal inキ ュ ー バThe non-participation by the boycott was large).

Japan first dispatched a professional in 1999Asian Baseball ChampionshipAlso, in the final qualifying for the Sydney Olympics Asian region, I challenged with a mixture of professional amateurs. The first tournament that I organized with all professionals was in 2003Asian Baseball ChampionshipIt is the final qualifying for the Athens Olympics in Asia, and has won the championship for the first time in eight years.Since then, he has participated in the Olympic Games and its qualifying rounds as an all-pro, but other international competitions (IBAF World Cup,Asian GamesEtc.) are played in mixed or all-ama amateurs depending on the time of the event.

However, no major leaguers (40 roster-registered athletes) participated in these tournaments, and in the case of the United States, they consisted of 3A class players (However, roasters are also limited to tournaments that do not overlap the season outside the United States. The Korean national team of the 1998 Asian Games mentioned above was at that time.Los Angeles DodgersI belonged toPark ParkWas included). In the background, many of these international competitions are held during the MLB season (and when the playoff battle after August is in the midst of the season), so the season has to be interrupted or the teams have to lack control In addition, because there are many issues such as compensation when injured at the tournament, each team and athletes may be passive. This problem is said to be one of the factors that led to the exclusion of baseball from the Olympic games.

Professional players including major leaguers will participate from 2006World Baseball Classic(WBC) is being conducted, including the United States,Eur-lex.europa.eu eur-lex.europa.euIn addition to participating in the race after forming a national team with only major leaguers, Japan, Korea,ベネズエラThe countries with major leaguers are all-professional teams including domestic players. The tournament is being held before the start of the season (in the major professional baseball leagues in the Northern Hemisphere such as MLB), with the MLB organization playing a central role, with the cooperation of IBAF.

In 2011, as WBC became the IBAF-approved world's most deciding match, the World Cup, which was mainly amateur, was progressively eliminated, and in the middle year of WBC, it became professional.Premier 12Was founded. Of this premiere 121th competitionWas held in November 2015,World seriesMLB did not allow 40 roster-registered players to participate due to the timing of the event, which was just after the event.Therefore, in the final match on November 40, which was held after the announcement of the 11-person roster frame by the MLB Players Association,US representativeWas unable to play because three players entered this roaster, and the match lost to Korea 3-0.

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  1. ^ As an exampleSunward Trade Baseball Clubetc.
  2. ^ JA8119, which crashed in the accident, is operating on JAL366 flight from Fukuoka to Haneda just before the accident.Korakuen StadiumAt巨人The main players of the Hanshin Tigers, who were about to fight, were on board to move from Fukuoka.
  3. ^ The article says "60 people", but after thisShigeru IguchiHowever, since the contract was renewed for 1 million yen, it will be "8,000 people".
  4. ^ However, SakaiOssification of the ligamentum flavumTo saySpecific diseaseSince he suffered from (intractable illness), it is a multi-year contract that expects recovery during the contract period and return to active duty, and its meaning is different from the multi-year contract currently seen to prevent outflow of other baseball teams.
  5. ^ As an example,Hector Luna(Chunichi.. 2013 years extension contract in June 6),Brandon Dixon(Oryx.. September 2016, 9 years extension contract) etc.
  6. ^ In addition, this survey also includes athletes who continue to play active roles in independent leagues, etc., so the proportion of those who retire is considered to be higher.
  7. ^ As a specific example,2000 ToKoya light Mental illnessAt the young age of 39,2011 ToHideki IrabeAt the young age of 42 after being mentally corneredsuicideWhat you have done.
  8. ^ Hiroshi OgawaIn 2004, at the workplace after retirementRobbery murder caseHas been sentenced to life imprisonment. Also, after retirementStimulantI dyed my handsTakahito Nomura,Kiyohara KazuhiroThere is also such an example. Several people have committed theft cases, and in some cases fraud and extortion
  9. ^ In major leaguesSalary capHas not been introduced. There is a luxury tax system (revenue sharing). Detail isMajor League Baseball #Balance MeasuresSee.


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