I wanted to sell alcohol to make a living.”…Dora 2 pitcher of the Giants “Repeated shoplifting and half a life of falling from grace” – horrifying true picture. | FRIDAY DIGITAL

I wanted to sell alcohol to make a living.”…Dora 2 pitcher of the Giants “Repeated shoplifting and half a life of falling from grace” – horrifying true picture.

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About 400 bottles of fine sake seized from Ono’s home (Image: Kyodo News)

The Giants’ second draft pick pitcher was arrested again.

Hitoshi Ono, 46, who joined the Giants in 1997, was arrested by the Kanagawa Prefectural Police Seya Police Station on June 29 for shoplifting liquor from a supermarket. He is believed to have stolen seven bottles of whiskey worth about 35,000 yen from a supermarket in Seya-ku, Yokohama.

On May 8 of this year, Ono apparently put the whiskey in a bag and was leaving the supermarket when he was spotted by a store security guard. He was seized by a nearby person, but he saw an opening and fled. Based on security camera footage, the suspect was arrested at his home in Yokohama City. When questioned by the police, he said, “There is no doubt. He admitted to the crime, saying he wanted to make a living by selling alcohol.

FRIDAY Digital” reported in detail on Ono’s past cases in an article distributed on February 13, 2010. We would like to recount and look back on how the former Giant’s pitcher fell (some content has been revised).

400 bottles of unopened liquor from his home.

When investigators entered the apartment, they gasped.

In the cramped one-bedroom apartment, randomly left unpacked were sake, sake, sake ……. They were all high-class whiskeys, including Yoichi, Chita, and Seabass Regal. The number of bottles was as many as 400.

On February 7, 2010, Akita Chuo Police re-arrested Ono, a former professional baseball player, for stealing whiskey from a mass merchandiser in Chiba City. Ono had just been arrested and charged in January 2010 for stealing 11 bottles of champagne (worth about 82,000 yen) in Akita City in November 2009. This time, he is suspected of stealing eight bottles of whiskey (worth approximately 54,000 yen) that were on display.

When investigators searched Ono’s apartment, they found a large quantity of unopened bottles of liquor. Moreover, they were high-class liquors, including champagne. Normally, when a house search is conducted on a suspect who has stolen alcohol, the smell of alcohol fills the house and empty bottles are found lying around, but all 400 bottles found in Ono’s house were unopened.

Upon investigation, Ono admitted to the crime, saying of the 400 bottles of fine sake, ‘There is no doubt that I stole them. It is believed that he had been stealing outside of Akita and Chiba as well. The police are further investigating.

Ono, a former student at Akita Keio University, participated in the Koshien National High School Baseball Tournament in spring and summer as an ace in his sophomore year (Image: Katsuro Okazawa/Afro)

Ono is an elite baseball player. When he was a student at Akita Keio University High School, he participated in the Koshien Tournament in spring and summer as an ace in his sophomore year. He was the first high school student to represent Japan in the 1994 World Championships. After graduating from high school, he joined Nippon Oil Corporation and won the silver medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. In the same year, he was drafted by the Giants with the second overall pick.

With a straight line of nearly 150 km/h from his left arm, he posted a 5-1 record and a 1.88 earned-run average in his first year with the second team. In May of his second year, he struck out 20 batters in a game against Lotte and won the titles of Most Wins and Best Defensive Ratio twice.

However, he has not been good enough for the first team. The reason for his poor performance is the yips. Once he gives up a fielding error, he can’t stop. In 2002, he was transferred to the Kintetsu baseball team, and the following year he was removed from the lineup. He was called the “King of the Second Army” by fans.

After his dismissal, he continued to play minor league baseball in the U.S. He tried out in November 2005, but no team was interested in him. When the road to a return to the pros was closed, he became desperate, and his relationship with his wife became strained and they divorced. After that, he moved from one job to another, including carrying fish at a market in Yokohama, delivering bread, and serving customers at a yakitori restaurant. He also worked as a waiter at a yakitori restaurant and once worked in a cabaret club as a blackclothes waitress.

In the fall of ” In the fall of 2006, he quit a health equipment manufacturer he had joined through an acquaintance, a former professional baseball player, and became unemployed. It is believed that around that time, he began to engage in theft of high-class liquor. He is believed to have begun to engage in high-end liquor theft around that time.

He was a popular amateur baseball player, but after joining the professional ranks, he was not successful and was dropped from the lineup……. Did he grow depressed? The man who left baseball was so frustrated that he could not find purpose in his second life.

Second overall draft pick by the Giants (right). On the left is Tsuyoshi Kawamura, also a member of the Nippon Oil Corporation, who was drafted first by Yokohama (Image: Kyodo News)
Ono as a member of the Giants, who failed to produce any results in the first team (Image: Kyodo News)
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