Kosuke Fukudome

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Kosuke Fukudome with the Chicago Cubs in 2008.
In this Japanese name, the family name is Fukudome.

Kosuke Fukudome (福留 孝介, Fukudome Kōsuke, born April 26, 1977) is a Japanese professional athlete. He is best known as a baseball player in Japan and in the American Major Leagues.[1]

Career[change | change source]

In the US, Fukudome is currently part of the New York Yankees team.[2] He has played for the Chicago Cubs, the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox.[3]

In Japan, Fukudome formerly played for the Chunichi Dragons of the Central League from 1998 to 2007.

Fukudome was a member of the Japanese national baseball team which won a silver medal in the 1996 Summer Olympics, a bronze medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. BaseballReference.com, Kosuke Fukudome; retrieved 2012-7-22.
  2. Sullivan, Jeff. "Yankees Sign Kosuke Fukudome," SB Nation (US). July 13, 2012; retrieved 2012-7-22.
  3. ESPN.com, Kosuke Fukudome; retrieved 2012-7-22.
  4. Sports Reference.com (SR/Olympics), "Kosuke Fukudome"; retrieved 2012-7-22.

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