Prior to joining the Chunichi Dragons of the Japanese Central League, the most important Kosuke Fukudome appearance was with the 1996 Olympic Team that won a silver medal. At 19, he was the youngest play to ever be selected for an Olympic baseball team. Fukudome’s nine seasons with the Chunichi Dragons became an important part of his resume, establishing himself as one of the league’s best hitters and also winning the 1996 Central League MVP award. In 2004, he again joined the Japanese National Team and won the bronze medal in the Athens Olympics.
Thanks to his success in Japan, Fukudome was picked up by a Major League team, with the First Kosuke Fukudome appearance in the Majors taking place in March 2008 with the Chicago Cubs. His impressive skills easily translated across the ocean, and in July 2008, Fukudome was voted a starter in the MLB All-Star Game.
**Kosuke Fukudome Speaker**
An obvious Kosuke Fukudome speaker topic is his impressive baseball career, with stints in the JCL and MLB. Audiences might also enjoy hearing Fukudome discuss how baseball is experienced differently in different cultures.
**Kosuke Fukudome Appearance**
With the first Kosuke Fukudome appearance with the Cubs, he became the first Japanese player to play for one of MLB’s oldest and most beloved franchises.
**Kosuke Fukudome Endorsement**
With his broad international appeal, a Kosuke Fukudome endorsement is ideal for a company looking to expand to a global market.
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