Found January 22, 2012 on Taking Bad Schotz:
Tsuyoshi Shinjo hails from Tsushima, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan but of course the baseball player was brought up in Minami-ku, Fukuoka. Shinjo started his Japanese baseball career playing outfield for the Hanshin Tigers in 1991. He would go on to play 9 years for the Tigers in the Nippon Baseball League before going overseas to the MLB in 2001. The 6-1 Right hander, wasn’t the best hitter, but was a solid fielder. He actually never hit .300 at all in his career, (his career high was .278) but he did show slight power. His last year in 2000 he dropped 28 bombs with an OBP% of .491. After his 2000 Japan season, the New York Mets decided to sign the exciting 29 year old Tsuyoshi Shinjo to join an outfield filled with Benny Agbayani, Jay Payton, and Timo Perez. As a rookie, Shinjo hit 10 homeruns, drove in 56 RBI’s and had a batting average of .268, which was actually 2nd best out of the Mets star studded outfield. Despite the Mets OF, they felt Shinjo wasn’t a fit, and they traded ...
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