- Position: Pitcher
- Throws: left
In 1994, his wife left him, most likely because he was too focused on baseball.
In 1995 he became reacquainted with Momoko and Goro (they last met at Honda's funeral, in 1992), giving baseball-related advice to Goro. Then in early Spring of 1996, he married Momoko, and adopted Goro as his son.
Around 1996, his son Shingo was born.
In 1996 the Yokohama Marine Stars traded him to the Fukuoka Eagles, then in 2000 the Yokohama got him back. However, following a period of bad performances, Shigeno announced his retirement after that season. For the remainder of the season, Shigeno's performance picked up again. His back number, #17, retired with him. (in the anime, the bad performances and retirement occured during the 2002 season instead)
After retiring from professional baseball, Shigeno become a sports commentator.
In 2001, his daughter Chiharu was born.
In 2005, Shigeno was recruited as the head coach as well as the pitcher coach of the Japan National Team for the Baseball World Cup.