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Takashi Kashiwada
Takashi Kashiwada
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 537 of 975 players
Kashiwada
Takashi Kashiwada
Born: May 14, 1971 at Tokyo, Japan
Throws: Left Bats: Left
Height: 5.11 Weight: 165

Takashi Kashiwada was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on December 8, 2003.

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First Mets game: May 1, 1997
Last Mets game: September 18, 1997





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Mr. Sparkle
I remember he had a couple of good games and looked pretty promising. John Franco called him "Cash Money." He went through a bad stretch after that and they dumped him. I think he must have gone back to Japan.

Big E
March 27, 2001
"Turning Japanese, I think I'm turning Japanese, I realy think so.....'' Kashiwada was one of two Japanese pitchers in Mets Spring Training that year as "exchange students.'' The Mets brass seemed to think enough of him to keep him around. Another medicore lefty, kind of like Jeff Musselman or Bob MacDonald, but with a Far East flavor. My only memory was of him somehow being on the basepaths during a game and getting clocked by a runner between first and second. Arigata!

hideo nomo
May 11, 2001
Kashiwada started out great. He looked like he was going to be a nice lefthander out of the pen. Then he lost the strike zone, started walking opposing batters and giving up home runs. He was sent to the minors and never made it back.

Homeless Abdul
June 28, 2001
Othe teams scout Japan and get players like Kazuhiro Sasaki and Ichiro...the Mets scout Japan and get stuck with the likes of Takashi Kashiwada and Masato Yoshii..lets hear it for the Mets international scouting!!

Kashi Fan
January 22, 2002
Kashiwada become a no good pitcher after his collision with Michael Tucker, went on to DL and never recover from it...he's with the Tokyo Giants now

NJTank99
January 23, 2002
I actually got an autogrpah from Kashi before a game, his signature was simply Kashi as he was porbablly not used to signing in English writing.

Gregory Gewirtz
August 2, 2002
Kashiwada was run-of-the-mill, but the thing I remember most about him is that the Mets announcers always made the point that Kashiwada requested the number 17 because it's the number aces wore in Japan. I never heard that tidbit at any other time except for when Kashiwada would pitch.

Pete
August 18, 2005
Takashi's only close to significant accomplishment was being the first Japanese born pitcher to win a game for a New York team. He got the win on May 17, 1997. Hideki Irabu, who came up with that other NY team the same year with significant fanfare, didn't get a win until July 10, 1997. Bobby Valentine, who never seemed to miss these things, made sure to point this out.









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