2243 games played in 18 years in total, 2099 hits
Lotte announced on the 31st that Takashi Toritani infielder will retire from active duty only this season. On this day, he applied to the team. Toritani joined Hanshin in 2003 with a free draft frame and transferred to Lotte in 2020. He has played 2243 games in 18 years and has hit 2099 hits. He only participated in 32 games this season and was not registered as a player on July 6th.
Through the team, Toritani said, “16 years in Hanshin, 2 years in Lotte. I met various people, supported by various people, and I was able to play an active role so far. Now I am full of gratitude. During the season, when the team was in good shape and bad times, I couldn’t help and decided to take off my uniform. When the team was still aiming for the best in Japan, I did something personal. I’m sorry to announce it, but I will report it. “
He also said, “The last 18 years have been difficult and good times. All of that time is supported by the people around me. Thanks to everyone’s support and support, I was able to continue playing in the game. I think I was able to create the shape of professional baseball player Takashi Toritani. I’m just grateful. Thank you for 18 years. “