It’s no longer a novelty for Japanese baseball stars to play in the major leagues, but few who return to Japan to play have proved as successful as Tadahito Iguchi, who is profiled on “Sports Tairiku” (Sports Continent; NHK-G, Mon., 10:45 p.m.).

The infielder originally left Japan and the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks after the 2004 season to play with the Chicago White Sox. Over the next four seasons, he also played with the Philadelphia Phillies (twice) and the San Diego Padres.

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