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List of famous baseball players from Japan, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. Japan has produced some very talented baseball players over the years, including pitchers, catchers, infielders and outfielders. These are some of the best Japanese baseball players to ever live, so if you're a native of Japan and are aspiring to play ball professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular baseball player from Japan then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list below has everything from Kazumi Saito to Masayoshi Miwa.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Japanese baseball players?" and "Which baseball players are from Japan?"

You can click on the names of these legendary baseball players of Japan in order to get more information about each one. If you play baseball or just love the sport then use this list of talented Japanese baseball players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.

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Ichiro Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Ichiro Suzuki Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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2
Yu Darvish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Yu Darvish Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Koji Uehara is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Koji Uehara Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Hideki Matsui is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Hideki Matsui Designated hitter, Left fielder, Center fielder

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Sadaharu Oh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Sadaharu Oh First baseman

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Hiroki Kuroda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Hiroki Kuroda Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Masahide Kobayashi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Masahide Kobayashi Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Hisashi Iwakuma is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Hisashi Iwakuma Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Keiichi Yabu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Keiichi Yabu Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Kazuhiro Sasaki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Kazuhiro Sasaki Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Yoshinori Tateyama is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Yoshinori Tateyama Relief pitcher

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Akinori Otsuka is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Akinori Otsuka Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Kazuo Matsui is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Kazuo Matsui Infielder, Second baseman, Shortstop

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Kenji Jojima is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Kenji Jojima Catcher, First baseman

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Ken Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Ken Takahashi Starting pitcher

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Munenori Kawasaki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Munenori Kawasaki Shortstop

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Norichika Aoki is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Norichika Aoki Right fielder, Left fielder

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Kyuji Fujikawa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Kyuji Fujikawa Pitcher

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Masahiro Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Masahiro Tanaka Pitcher

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Junichi Tazawa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Junichi Tazawa Pitcher

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Hideki Okajima is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Hideki Okajima Pitcher

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Yasuhiko Yabuta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Yasuhiko Yabuta Pitcher

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Tsuyoshi Shinjo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Tsuyoshi Shinjo Outfielder

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Hideki Irabu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Hideki Irabu Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Akinori Iwamura is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Akinori Iwamura Infielder, Second baseman, Third baseman

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So Taguchi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
So Taguchi Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

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Tsuyoshi Nishioka is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Tsuyoshi Nishioka Infielder, Second baseman

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Shinji Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Shinji Takahashi Infielder, Catcher

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Tadahito Iguchi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Tadahito Iguchi Infielder, Second baseman

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Daisuke Matsuzaka is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan

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Norihiro Nakamura is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Norihiro Nakamura Infielder

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Makoto Kaneko is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Makoto Kaneko Infielder

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Nobumasa Fukuda is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Nobumasa Fukuda Infielder, Catcher

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Takuro Ishii is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Takuro Ishii Infielder, Shortstop

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Yusuke Kosai is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Yusuke Kosai Infielder

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Akinobu Okada is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Akinobu Okada Infielder

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Yasuyuki Kataoka is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Yasuyuki Kataoka Infielder

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Dave Roberts is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Dave Roberts Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

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Kosuke Fukudome is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Kosuke Fukudome Right fielder, Outfielder

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Shinnosuke Abe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Shinnosuke Abe Catcher

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Hidekazu Hoshi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Hidekazu Hoshi Outfielder, Infielder, Catcher

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Takeshi Yamasaki is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Takeshi Yamasaki Infielder

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Taiki Mitsumata is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Taiki Mitsumata Infielder

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Akihiro Higashide is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Akihiro Higashide Infielder

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Tomohito Yoneno is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Tomohito Yoneno Outfielder, Infielder, Catcher

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Ryosuke Morioka is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Ryosuke Morioka Infielder

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Mitsutaka Goto is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Mitsutaka Goto Infielder

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Eiichi Koyano is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Eiichi Koyano Outfielder, Infielder

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Yuto Morikoshi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Yuto Morikoshi Infielder

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Keizo Kawashima is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Baseball Players from Japan
Keizo Kawashima Outfielder, Infielder