Nori Aoki

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Norichika Aoki
青木 宣親
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Aoki with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows in 2018
Tokyo Yakult Swallows – No. 23
Born: (1982-01-05) January 5, 1982 (age 39)
Hyūga, Miyazaki, Japan
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Professional debut
NPB: July 17, 2004, for the Yakult Swallows
MLB: April 6, 2012, for the Milwaukee Brewers
NPB statistics
(through 2020 season)
Batting average.325
Home runs128
Runs batted in561
Stolen bases170
MLB statistics
(through 2017 season)
Batting average.285
Home runs33
Runs batted in219
Stolen bases98
Career highlights and awards
World Series Champion
Nori Aoki with the Houston Astros

Norichika "Nori" Aoki (青木 宣親, Aoki Norichika, born January 5, 1982) is a Japanese professional baseball outfielder for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). He previously played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Aoki is one of only six players, alongside Ichiro Suzuki, Matt Murton, Alex Ramirez, Tsuyoshi Nishioka, and Shogo Akiyama, to amass 200 or more hits in a single season in Japanese professional baseball, and the only individual to do so in two separate seasons. He played in the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classics as well as the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and represented Japan in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.