TADAHITO IGUCHI WITH THE SAN DIEGO PADRES IN 2008
Iguchi had 4 base hits and contributed to the teams 4 to 2 win against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Iguchi was the saviour of this game. In the 13th inning, he homered for his team to clinch the game 8 to 7 against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Iguchi extended his hitting streak to 6 games with an RBI hit to give his team a lead against the LA Dodgers. He had another RBI hit. His team won 7 to 5.
In the first inning, Iguchi got on base on a grounded ball. He had another hit and stole base too. But his team lost to the LA Dodgers 2 to 3.
Iguchi started out the season in good shape with 2 doubles and in all getting to base 3 times. His team won 4 to 0 to the Houston Astros.
Iguchi signs with the Padres
Iguchi who's a free agent came to an agreement with the San Diego Padres and signed a one year contract for 4.5 million dollars. This was made known in a press conference on Dec 18. Iguchi said he hoped to stay long in San Diego.
TADAHITO IGUCHI WITH THE Philadelphia Phillies IN 2007
Iguchi contributed with a sacrifice fly. And with the Phillies 5 to 1 victory over the Washington Nationals, his team clinched the league title.
Iguchi paved the way for an RBI by getting himself on base in the 1st inning. He also had a base hit in the 7th inning. The Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5 to 1.
Already Iguchi started with Phillies. In the 4th inning, he had a base hit. In the 5th, he faced the Pittsburgh Pirates Masumi Kuwata. With no out, bases loaded, he recorded an RBI with a sacrifice fly. His team beat the Pirates 10 to 5.
Phillies acquire Iguchi
It was announced on Jul 27, that Iguchi's traded for a minor league pitcher to the Phillies as the trading deadline approaches. Iguchi said he was expecting a trade, but was unfortunate he had to leave Chicago.
WITH THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX IN 2007
Iguchi started with a 2 base RBI hit. He homered, tripled and was walked. He helped the White Sox defeat the Baltimore Orioles 11 to 6.
Iguchi had multiple hits again. This time, one in the first and another in the 5th. But this time the Yankees won 7 to 3.
Iguchi had 3 hits, including an RBI and his team beat the Yankees 6 to 4.
Iguchi had a hit in the 2nd, and he doubled in the 4th. His team defeated the NY Yankees 4 to 1.
Iguchi homered. The White Sox won his game against the Detroit Tigers 5 to 4.
Iguchi blasted a 2 run home run. But the White Sox lost in the end, 7 to 8 to the Cleveland Indians.
With bases full in the 6th inning,Iguchi was up to bat, but he popped up the ball and failed to contribute. The White Sox lost to the Cleveland Indians 5 to 12.
Iguchi blasted a 2 run home run. But the White Sox lost in the end, 7 to 8 to the Cleveland Indians.
TADAHITO IGUCHI WITH THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX IN 2006
Iguchi homered in the 7th inning to help his team defeat the Detroit Tigers 7 to 0.
Iguchi had a base hit in the 1st inning. The game was a tie, when came up to bat in the 7th inning. He hit home a runner for his team's lead. In the end, the White Sox defeated the Kansak City Royals 5 to 3.
Iguchi homers a game equalizing 2-run home run in the 9th inning and that paved the way for his team's 5 to 4 win over the Tampa Bay DevilRays.
In the 3rd inning, Iguchi had a base hit. In the 5th he hit home a runner from 2nd base. But the White Sox lost to the Kansas city Royals, 2 to 4.
Iguchi homered a 3 run in the 3rd inning. He hit in a run in the 9th inning too. The White Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles 13 to 11.
In the 5th inning, Iguchi slammed a 2 run home run. Hi team defeated the Texas Rangers 5 to 0.
Iguchi was on bast 5 times. One was due to an error. Despite his contributions, his team lost to the N.Y. Yankees 4 to 6.i
Iguchi had 3 bast hits, and also played well out in the field. His team defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4 to 2.
Iguchi exploded. In the 8th inning he slammed a 3 run home run. In the 9th, he drove a grand slam. But his team lost to the Houston Astros 9 to 10.
Iguchi hit well again. He had 2 hits and earned 2 RBIs to give his team a 13 to 5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Iguchi exploded, driving 3 hits. And his team won a flabbergasting 20 to 6 over the St. Louis Cardinals.
In the 3rd inning, Iguchi had a 2 base hit. He had another base hit. But his team lost in the end, 3 to 4 to the Texas Rangers.
Iguchi exploded. In the 2nd inning, with bases loaded, he homered. Also in the 5th inning he had a 2 run home run. He recorded 6 RBIs in all. The White Sox beat the Chicago Cubs 7 to 0.
In the 5th inning, Iguchi homered. But his team lost to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 4 to 5.
Iguchi was incredible achieving 4 base hits. His team won 9 to 2 against the Kansas City Royals.
Iguchi homered in the 7th inning. But his team lost to the Kansas City Royals 4 to 5.
Iguchi continues to hit well. He had 3 base hits in the game against the Seattle Mariners. His team won 4 to 1.
After no hit game the previous day for Iguchi he had a 2 base RBI and slammed a 2 run home run. He contributed to his team's 13 to 3 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
Iguchi had 3 hits and his team marked its 8 straight victory in a 7 to 3 game against the Minnesota Twins.
Iguchi did extremely well with 3 base hits. His team beat the Kansas City Royals 9 to 0.
Iguchi hit in the team's first RBI in the first inning. But in the 5th inning, he caused the team to lose an RBI due to his faulty play. It was due to heavy rain. The game was stopped after the 5th inning which the White Sox won 6 to 4 against the Toronto BlueJays.
Iguchi had a base hit. But what was really outstanding was his play out in the field. He literally was on the dirt to catch a grounded ball and throw to first for an out. The White Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4 to 3.
Iguchi blasted his first home run of the season in the first inning. He had 2 more hits and helped his team beat the Detroit Tigers 13 to 9.
Iguchi was off the starting line-up the previous day. And as to make up for it, he exploded. He had a 2 base hit in the 4th inning--in all, 3 hits. The White Sox lost, however, to the Cleveland Indians 3 to 4.
Iguchi already contributed to his team on opening day. He had a base an also batted in 2 RBIs to help his team win 10 to 4 over the Cleveland Indians.
TADAHITO IGUCHI WITH THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX IN 2005
World Series:October 26
Iguchi wasn't able to get on base this time, but the competitive pitching match went to the White Sox, 1 to 0. It's the first time in 88 years for the White Sox to clinch the World Series.
World Series:October 25
In the 5th inning, with runners on first and 2nd, Iguchi hit one home. It was off Roy Oswalt. In that inning alone the White Sox hit in 5 runs. But the game eventually went into extra innings. In fact in a record 14th inning, the White Sox clinched the game 7 to 5.
World Series:October 23
Iguchi had his first base hit in the World Series. This was in the 3rd inning of Andy Pettitte. But it did not have much consequence on the game. The hero was Scott Podsednik with his came winning home run, to clinch the game 7 to 6 over the Houston Astros.
World Series:October 22
Every player on the White Sox team contributed with the bat, except for Iguchi. The White Sox won 5 to 3 over the Houston Astros.
Championship Series:October 17
Iguchi was walked in the 9th inning. He maximized his chance on base by stealing to 2nd. And he came home for his team's 5th run. His team won 6 to 3 against the LA Angels, and clinched the championship series.
Championship Series:October 15
Iguchi did not have any base hit, but his team won again 8 to 2 over the LA Angels.
Championship Series:October 14
Iguchi had 2 singles and a double. He also completed a sacrifice bunt. The White Sox defeated the LA Angels 5 to 2.
Championship Series:October 12
A ruling by the umpire in the 9th inning changed the mood for the White Sox. What should have finished the game, gave the White Sox to continue and it led to a 2 to 1 win. Iguchi did not contribute to this game.
Championship Series:October 11
Iguchi singled but it did not lead to runs batted in. The White Sox lost to the LA Angels 2 to 3.
Division Series:October 6
Iguchi hit in a run, to contribute to his team's 5 to 3 win over the Boston Red Sox. The White Sox became the division champion.
Division Series:October 5
In the 4th inning, Iguchi had a base hit. In the 5th,he slammed a 3 run home run, to give his team a lead and clinch the game from the Boston Red Sox, 5 to 4.
Iguchi didn't play. But as his team defeated the Detroit Tigers 4 to 2, it's clinched the league division. Iguchi took part in the champaign fight.
Iguchi hit well, with a base hit in the first, 3rd and 4th innings. In the 6th, he hit in a run with a double. The White Sox won 8 to 1 over the Minnesota Twins.
In the first inning Iguchi had a double. He also came home that inning. In the 3rd, he singled. In the 6th, he tripled and earned a run. The White Sox won 5 to 2 over the Detroit Tigers.
Iguchi slammed a 2 run home run in the 12th inning, to give his team a 5 to 3 win over the Seattle Mariners.
Iguchi homered off Randy Johnson in the 4th inning to catch up with the NY Yankees. In the end his team won 6 to 2.
In the 9th inning,Iguchi homered off Curt Schilling but his team lost to the Boston Red Sox 8 to 9.
In the 4th inning, Iguchi blasted a home run for his team's first run. In the end the White Sox won 2 to 1 over the NY Yankees.
In the 8th inning, Iguchi hit home a runner. He also stole 2nd base. And he showed a fine play too. The White Sox defeated the Seattle Mariners 4 to 2.
Iguchi had a base hit. But most stunning, his home run in the 8th inning, which gave his team a 5 to 4 win over the Toronto BlueJays.
Iguchi helped his team in the 2nd inning with a 2 run home run. His team beat the Boston Red Sox 6 to 4.
Iguchi had a sacrifice fly and 2 base hits. And his team defeated the Chicago Cubs 12 to 2.
Iguchi has not been making any outstanding contribution. But this time, he had 3 hits, and the White Sox defeated the Kansa City Royals 11 to 8.
Iguchi batted well. He had 3 hits in all, including a 2 run home run in the 7th inning. But his team lost 4 to 6 to the Cleveland Indians.
Iguchi contributed to his team's win by hitting in an RBI in the 11th inning to take his team to a 2 to 1 win over the LA Angels.
Iguchi had 2 base hits, but it did not lead to runs. The White Sox lost to the LA Angels 0 to 4.
Iguchi homered in the 4th inning to help his team catch up with the Chicago Cubs. But in the end, the Cubs won 4 to 3.
Iguchi did not start the game. He was summoned to bat as a pinch hitter in the 8th inning. He slammed a home run to equalize. But the Texas Rangers regained a lead and defeat the White Sox 7 to 6.
Iguchi hit off a 2 base RBI from the Tampa Bay Devl Rays Hideo Nomo. But his team in the end lost 2 to 4.
Iguchi not only hit himself on base in the first inning. He also stole base. And he came home that inning. In the 9th, he had another base hit. The White Sox beat the Toronto BlueJays 5 to 3.
Iguchi recorded his first home run in the MLB. In the 3rd inning, he slammed a 2 run. Besides, he had 3 base hits. For the first time also this season he had 4 hits in a game. His team defeated the Kansas City Royals 5 to 4.
Iguchi was walked twice, but also had a base hit in the 8th inning, to help his team win 8 to 0 over the Detroit Tigers.
He played well again. Iguchi grounded the ball, but still got in a run in the 3rd inning. In the 6th, he had a base hit. In the 7th, with a runner on 3rd, he got a hit and also stole base. His team beat the Tigers 4 to 3.
He had 3 hits. His team however lost a 11 inning game 2 to 3 to the Detroit Tigers.
Iguchi had 3 hits on Apr 26. It was in the first inning, the 3rd inning. Then in the 6th, he hit off Oakland Athletics Keiichi Yabu and got 2 runners home. Yabu was not taken responsible for the runs, and pitched 1 2/3 inning. The White Sox lost 7 to 9.
Iguchi played against Ichiro's team, Seattle Mariners. Ichiro's home run in the 1st inning on Apr 17, Iguchi said has boosted his competitive spirit. He had 3 base hits. But the White Sox lost 4 to 5.
Michiyo's Note: It's reported that Iguchi had dinner with Ichiro the night before and got some good advice.
Iguchi earned his first RBI. It was through a sacrifice fly in the 2nd inning. Iguchi had a base hit for every game until Apr 11.
Iguchi was walked in the first inning. He stole base for the first time following the walk. In the 6th inning, he had a 2-base hit. In the end, the White Sox beat the Indians 4 to 3.
Iguchi looked thrill to start the season in the starting line-up for the Chicago White Sox. He played on 2nd base and was 2nd in the line-up. He didn't have his first hit, but he was able to play well out in the field, completed a double play twice. Shingo Takatsu playing his 2nd season with the team closed the game and earned his first save. The White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 1 to 0.
Iguchi joins the White Sox
In Chicago on Jan 27, Tadahito Iguchi, an infielder formerlly with the Daiei Hawks, announced that he's tied the knot with the Chicago White Sox. He's signed a 2 year contract worth 510 million yen. He will wear number 15, and will probably play 2nd baseman.
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