|Born:August 18, 1967|
|April 5, 1986, for the Seibu Lions|
|October 1, 2008, for the Orix Buffaloes|
|NPB statistics |
|Career highlights and awards|
Kazuhiro Kiyohara (born August 18, 1967 in Kishiwada, Osaka) is a former professional baseball player in Japan, having played in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball league for 23 seasons. He retired following the 2008 season. Kiyohara is often referred as "The Uncrowned King" because he never won a major batting title, even though he was one of NPB's greatest hitters. He surpassed 2,000 hits, 500 home runs, and 1,500 RBIs.