Masahiro Nojima

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Masahiro Nojima (野島 正弘)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 159 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Masahiro Nojima was an Olympic infielder.

Nojima played for Nippon Oil in the industrial leagues after finishing college. In the 1995 Intercontinental Cup, he hit .480/.519/.520 and fielded .963 as Japan's main shortstop, ahead of Makoto Imaoka. He struck out twice and had a sacrifice hit in the Bronze Medal game win over Nicaragua. He was 4th in the event in average behind Jeffrey Cranston, Omar Hernandez and Yasuyuki Saigo. He was named the All-Star SS, beating out Evert-Jan 't Hoen among others. He remained with Japan for the 1996 Olympics. He went 1 for 3 with a steal, run and a RBI, backing up Imaoka and Takao Kuwamoto at 2B and Tadahito Iguchi at SS. He never played professionally.