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Masahiro Tanaka

Baseball Player
Male
Born Nov 1, 1988

Masahiro Tanaka is a Japanese starting pitcher for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. Tanaka led his team to a championship in the National High School Baseball tournament as a junior for Komazawa University Tomakomai High School in 2005 and a runner-up berth in the same tournament as a senior in 2006. The Eagles' first-round pick in the 2006 NPB high school draft, he is seen as the expansion team's future staff ace.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1988 Birth Born on November 1, 1988.

TEENAGE

2005 16 Years Old Tanaka led his high school team to a championship in the National High School Baseball tournament as a junior for Komazawa University Tomakomai High School in 2005 and a runner-up berth in the same tournament as a senior in 2006. … Read More
2006 17 Years Old …  On September 25, in the 2006 NPB high school draft, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, Orix Buffaloes, Yokohama BayStars and Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles all selected Tanaka with their first-round picks. … Read More
2008 19 Years Old Tanaka was able to make only 24 starts (as opposed to 28 in his rookie season), missing playing time because of both a brief rehab stint in the minors due to inflammation in his shoulder and his participation in the 2008 Beijing Olympics as a member of the Japanese national team. … Read More

TWENTIES

2012 23 Years Old 1 More Event
…  This victory was Tanaka's 25th consecutive win, including his final four starts in 2012. … Read More
On September 26, 2013, Tanaka relieved to close the last inning. … Read More
EST on January 24, 2014, to reach an agreement with Tanaka, who is represented by agent Casey Close. … Read More
2015 26 Years Old Tanaka was chosen by Joe Girardi to be the Opening Day starter for the Yankees. He made the start on opening day of April 6, 2015 against the Blue Jays, surrendering 5 runs in the third inning including a home run by Edwin Encarnación as the Yankees lost to the Blue Jays 6-1. … Read More
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