Yoshitomo “Yoshi” Tsutsugo plays first base for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball.
He’s also played in Major League Baseball for the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers, as well as Nippon Professional Baseball for the Yokohama BayStars/Yokohama DeNA BayStars.
He was the youngest BayStars player to hit 100, 150, and 200 home runs in franchise history.
Tsutsugo made history on July 22, 2016, when he became the first player in Nippon Professional Baseball history to have three consecutive multiple home run games, as well as the first to have six multiple home run games in the same month.
Tsutsugo debuted for the Yokohama BayStars at the age of 18 and appeared in three games that season. In 2011, he appeared in 40 games, 108 in 2012, and 23 in 2013.
Injury and a lack of experience with wooden bats in professional baseball contributed to his delayed start. He appeared in 114 games for the team after becoming a regular in 2014.
He had 22 home runs, 77 RBIs, and a .300 batting average with a.373 on-base percentage.
He made his first NPB All-Star Game appearance in 2015. He hit 24 home runs, drove in 95 runs, and batted .309 with a .395 on-base percentage.
He was named to his second consecutive NPB All-Star Game in 2016, and he was named All-Star Game MVP. He topped the Central League in both home runs and RBIs with 44. (110).
batting average (.322) and on-base percentage (.500) were also career highs (.430).
Tsutsugo was named to the NPB All-Star Games for the next three years, winning the Kantosho, or “Fighting Spirit Award,” in each of his appearances. From 2015 to 2019, Tsutsugo appeared in five NPB All-Star Games.
How Old Is Yoshi Tsutsugo?
Yoshi Tsutsugo is 30 years old. He was born on November 26, 1991.