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Travis Takashi Ishikawa (Japanese name: 石川 隆 Ishikawa Takashi) (born September 24, 1983 in Seattle, Washington) is a first baseman for the San Francisco Giants. He is hapa Yonsei (fourth-generation American of Japanese ancestry). His father is Sansei and his mother is Caucasian. Ishikawa made his major league debut on April 18, 2006, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He is married, and has a son and a daughter.

Ishikawa attended Federal Way High School in Federal Way, Washington, where he lettered in baseball, leading his team to the Washington State Class 4A Title as a junior and to the title game as a senior.

Ishikawa made his major league debut from Single-A with three brief stints (April 17–20, May 25–30, and June 13–20). He was recalled for the 1st time on April 17 when Lance Niekro was placed on the Bereavement List, and made his major league debut April 18 at Arizona. His first big league hit was on April 19 as a single off Arizona Diamondbacks' Brandon Webb. He had his first big league start on May 26 against the Colorado Rockies, going 3-for-4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBIs. He played for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League.

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