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Fri, 25 Mar 2011

Tsuyoshi Nishioka signs bat endorsement deal with SSK

Minnesota Twins second baseman, Tsuyoshi Nishioka, has just signed a bat endorsement deal with SSK. The 26 year-old is starting his rookie season in Major League Baseball with SSK bats because Tsuyoshi, “loves the balance of SSK wood bats, the development technology and customer service”. Now Tsuyoshi is able to concentrate on preparing for the first regular season in the USA. The 5.11 foot-177lb switch hitter’s favorite bat specification is 33”-32oz hard maple in black.

Tsuyoshi was very successful in eight Japanese league seasons, with a lifetime average of .293, 911 hits, 55HRs and 174SB. Tsuyoshi won 3 Gold Glove awards in Japan. Last season was a career high with over 200 hits. Tsuyoshi is now ready to move to the next stage to expand his baseball career. His strength and speed have earned him the nickname ‘Speed Star’ because he can run like a shooting star and his defense is as dynamic as a cheetah.

Japanese fans have great expectations for Tsuyoshi’s success in Major League Baseball. Tsuyoshi’s spring training performance has been a bit of excitement while the country deals with the terrible tragedies of on March 11, 2011. We strongly believe that Minnesota Twins fans will love Tsuyoshi’s dramatic play as same as Japanese fans.

He is very excited to use SSK bats as his arm. Also we are very proud of producing his bats with his bright future and success in Major League Baseball.

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