Tomonori Maeda

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Tomonori Maeda
Born: (1971-06-14) June 14, 1971 (age 48)
Kumamoto, Japan
Batted: LeftThrew: Right
NPB debut
June 6, 1990, for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp
Last NPB appearance
October 3, 2013, for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp
Career highlights and awards

Tomonori Maeda (前田 智徳, Maeda Tomonori, born June 14, 1971 in Kumamoto, Japan) is a former Nippon Professional Baseball player who retired after the 2013 season. Maeda's career spanned 24 seasons, all spent with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp in Japan's Central League. He played in one Japan Series, batting .158 with a triple and two stolen bases in a 7-game loss against the Seibu Lions in 1991.

Some of his career accomplishments include:

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