Birthday: july 21
The Cubs signed Fujikawa on December 2, 2012
March 23, 2009 Kyuji Fujikawa wins World Baseball Classic with Japan.
He was a member of the 2009 WBC champion, Japan with other major league players, Yu Darvish, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Kosuke Fukudome and Kenji Johjima.
Fujikawa did close games in the early part of the series, but Yu Darvish ended up being the closer for the later round games.
His first year with the Hanshin Tigers was 2000 (13 seasons). This is the only team he played for in the Japanese league
He became the team's primary closer in 2006 saving 17 games. His high save total is 46 in 2007. In 2008, Fujikawa was 8-1 with 38 saves and a 0.67 ERA.
WBC 2009 Final game box score