Daisuke Miura

Pitcher, Baseball Player

1973 –

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Who is Daisuke Miura?

Daisuke Miura is a professional baseball player from Kashihara, Nara, Japan. He is a starting pitcher for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars.

In 2005, he led the Central League in strikeouts and ERA. Miura became a free agent after an injury-plagued 2008 season. Both the BayStars and the Hanshin Tigers, the team that he had rooted for as a child, were bidding for his services. Miura decided to return to the BayStars, who offered him a 4-year contract worth 1 billion yen, as opposed to the Tigers, who were offering three years and 900 million yen. Miura's new contract practically ensures that the 34-year old pitcher will finish his career in Yokohama.

Miura is known for his success against the Tigers in his career. Even in his worst seasons, Miura has had some of his best games against the Tigers, particularly at Koshien Stadium.

He joined the Japanese Olympic baseball team for the 2004 Summer Olympics, and won a bronze medal. His nickname is "Hama no Bancho".

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Dec 25, 1973
Also known as
  • Hama no Bancho
  • 三浦大輔
  • みうら だいすけ
  • Miura Daisuke
  • Japan
Lived in
  • Nara Prefecture

on July 23, 2013


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