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Akinori Iwamura

Akinori Iwamura
Iwamura on deck for the Indianapolis Indians in 2010
Personal information
NameAkinori Iwamura
岩村 明憲
TeamTohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
PositionThird baseman
Number1
BatsLeft
ThrowsRight
Professional debut
Debut leagueNPB
Debut dateMay 19, 1998
Debut teamYakult Swallows
Debut leagueMLB
Debut dateApril 2, 2007
Debut teamTampa Bay Devil Rays
Statistics
NPB
Batting average.300
Hits1073
Runs batted in570
MLB (June 16, 2010)
Batting average.270
Hits409
Runs batted in113
*Yakult Swallows/Tokyo Yakult Swallows (1997 2006) *Tampa Bay Devil Rays/Rays (2007 2009) *Pittsburgh Pirates (2010) *Oakland Athletics (2010) *Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (2011 - present)
*6x Mitsui Golden Glove Award *2x World Baseball Classic champion (2006, 2009) *Led MLB in Fielding Percentage at 3B (2007)

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Akinori Iwamura (岩村 明憲) (born February 9, 1979) is a Japanese Major League Baseball infielder, who is currently with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of the Japanese Pacific League. Previously with the Tampa Bay Rays, he earned the nickname "Aki," while in Japan, his nickname was "Gan-chan."


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