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1979 Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes

1979 > Class Foreign > 1979 Japan Pacific League
Overall: 74-45
Scored 672 runs, Allowed 531 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 72-47

Manager: Yukio Nishimoto
Represented: Osaka, JP
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1978 / 1980

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Narihiro Abe* 32 92 210 199 27 52 6 0 1 18 13 10 9 11 .261 .290 .307 .597 61 2 0 0 2 1
2 Shuzo Arita 27 58 108 96 13 26 4 0 8 24 0 1 9 15 .271 .327 .563 .890 54 4 0 1 2 0
3 Chris Arnold 31 116 433 395 57 114 17 4 17 65 6 3 26 62 .289 .330 .481 .811 190 12 2 3 7 1
4 Shiro Fujise 25 67 16 13 28 5 0 0 0 1 27 3 2 2 .385 .467 .385 .851 5 0 0 1 0 0
5 Tokuichi Fukiishi 26 95 109 99 14 19 3 0 3 10 4 2 6 20 .192 .238 .313 .551 31 0 0 4 0 0
6 Koichi Hada 26 119 405 351 56 96 13 3 13 49 11 2 42 46 .274 .352 .439 .790 154 7 3 4 5 1
7 Masahiro Hayashi 27 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Mitsuyasu Hirano 30 122 530 473 83 132 16 1 18 51 21 10 44 60 .279 .343 .431 .774 204 5 3 8 2 2
9 Takenori Ikebe 35 64 138 125 11 32 2 0 2 10 1 0 6 11 .256 .304 .320 .624 40 3 3 3 1 1
10 Shigeru Ishiwata 30 121 443 395 51 111 21 1 11 45 10 0 35 35 .281 .341 .423 .764 167 11 1 12 0 0
11 Kazuhide Ishiyama 28 15 8 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .125 .125 .125 .250 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 Shigeru Kurihashi* 27 130 492 446 69 130 20 1 32 80 16 5 33 60 .291 .348 .556 .904 248 7 8 1 4 10
13 Charlie Manuel* 35 97 403 333 69 108 18 0 37 94 0 0 65 62 .324 .434 .712 1.146 237 5 2 0 3 9
14 Yasunori Nagao* 29 120 365 323 42 100 14 1 3 40 12 6 20 23 .310 .354 .387 .741 125 4 5 12 5 2
15 Masataka Nashida 25 114 400 357 39 97 14 0 19 57 2 4 25 44 .272 .322 .471 .793 168 6 3 12 3 0
16 Shunji Nishimura 31 36 23 19 2 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 6 .211 .286 .421 .707 8 1 0 2 0 0
17 Toru Ogawa* 33 118 430 376 47 104 20 0 12 44 2 2 43 25 .277 .356 .426 .782 160 9 5 3 3 2
18 Kyosuke Sasaki 29 111 415 363 56 116 13 0 18 46 14 3 37 38 .320 .392 .504 .896 183 8 8 4 3 3
19 Kohei Shimamoto* 27 21 19 18 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 .167 .211 .222 .433 4 0 1 0 0 0
20 Masataka Shirataki 30 28 34 33 7 10 2 0 0 5 1 1 1 4 .303 .324 .364 .687 12 0 0 0 0 0
20 Players 29.5 130 4982 4423 672 1260 185 11 195 641 150 52 405 529 .285 .348 .464 .812 2052 84 44 70 40 32
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 Satomi Bando 37 3 0 1.000 5.75 16 3 5 0 0 1 36.0 43 23 23 12 9 0 19 2 0 0 158 1.444 10.8 3.0 2.2 4.8 2.11
2 Yasuo Fukui 26 0 1 .000 3.00 4 1 2 0 0 0 12.0 10 4 4 2 1 0 6 0 0 1 45 0.917 7.5 1.5 0.8 4.5 6.00
3 Takashi Imoto 28 15 4 .789 3.61 33 26 2 9 2 1 192.0 194 91 77 29 49 0 93 7 0 4 793 1.266 9.1 1.4 2.3 4.4 1.90
4 Masato Kagawa 25 5 0 1.000 4.68 19 0 9 0 0 2 42.1 47 24 22 9 16 0 26 2 1 2 188 1.488 10.0 1.9 3.4 5.5 1.63
5 Yasuo Kubo 21 0 0 7.20 5 0 4 0 0 0 10.0 17 8 8 5 1 0 6 1 0 0 46 1.800 15.3 4.5 0.9 5.4 6.00
6 Tatsumi Murata* 26 12 8 .600 3.42 43 26 7 11 3 2 192.1 207 81 73 23 34 0 98 4 0 1 786 1.253 9.7 1.1 1.6 4.6 2.88
7 Koji Ota 27 7 4 .636 3.31 31 20 5 4 1 0 136.0 135 55 50 15 41 0 47 6 1 4 572 1.294 8.9 1.0 2.7 3.1 1.15
8 Fumio Sato 26 3 0 1.000 2.83 21 0 14 0 0 3 41.1 42 21 13 2 10 0 23 4 0 0 173 1.258 9.1 0.4 2.2 5.0 2.30
9 Keishi Suzuki* 31 10 8 .556 4.41 24 19 4 6 1 0 134.2 148 71 66 23 37 0 91 4 0 2 576 1.374 9.9 1.5 2.5 6.1 2.46
10 Kenji Tachibana 25 1 0 1.000 1.50 3 1 1 1 1 0 12.0 9 2 2 1 3 1 6 0 0 0 50 1.000 6.8 0.8 2.2 4.5 2.00
11 Hiroaki Tani 23 0 0 11.25 3 0 3 0 0 0 4.0 7 5 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 20 2.000 15.8 2.2 2.2 2.2 1.00
12 Kinya Toki 27 0 0 27.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 4 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 4.000 36.0 9.0 0.0 9.0
13 Tetsuji Yamaguchi 20 7 7 .500 2.49 36 10 17 4 0 4 148.1 139 47 41 17 32 4 57 2 0 1 597 1.153 8.4 1.0 1.9 3.5 1.78
14 Yutaka Yanagida 27 11 13 .458 4.09 37 24 9 12 2 4 187.0 165 96 85 34 43 0 102 3 0 0 759 1.112 7.9 1.6 2.1 4.9 2.37
14 Players 26.7 74 45 .622 3.70 130 130 83 47 10 17 1149.0 1167 531 472 174 277 5 576 15 2 15 4770 1.257 9.1 1.4 2.2 4.5 2.08
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Masataka Nashida 108 0.00
Shuzo Arita 37 0.00
Kazuhide Ishiyama 7 0.00

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Toru Ogawa 114 0.00
Chris Arnold 44 0.00
Tokuichi Fukiishi 7 0.00
Koichi Hada 4 0.00
Kyosuke Sasaki 4 0.00
Takenori Ikebe 2 0.00
Shuzo Arita 1 0.00
Masataka Nashida 1 0.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Yasunori Nagao 87 0.00
Chris Arnold 81 0.00
Shigeru Ishiwata 25 0.00
Shunji Nishimura 21 0.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Koichi Hada 111 0.00
Yasunori Nagao 42 0.00
Tokuichi Fukiishi 28 0.00
Shunji Nishimura 5 0.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Shigeru Ishiwata 113 0.00
Tokuichi Fukiishi 55 0.00
Yasunori Nagao 17 0.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Shigeru Kurihashi 129 0.00
Mitsuyasu Hirano 119 0.00
Narihiro Abe 75 0.00
Kyosuke Sasaki 70 0.00
Takenori Ikebe 53 0.00
Masataka Shirataki 21 0.00
Kohei Shimamoto 15 0.00
Shiro Fujise 14 0.00
Chris Arnold 8 0.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Tatsumi Murata 43 0.00
Yutaka Yanagida 37 0.00
Tetsuji Yamaguchi 36 0.00
Takashi Imoto 33 0.00
Koji Ota 31 0.00
Keishi Suzuki 24 0.00
Fumio Sato 21 0.00
Masato Kagawa 19 0.00
Satomi Bando 16 0.00
Yasuo Kubo 5 0.00
Yasuo Fukui 4 0.00
Kenji Tachibana 3 0.00
Hiroaki Tani 3 0.00
Kinya Toki 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Narihiro Abe 32 L L 5' 8.0" 154 Mar 27, 1947 Iwate, JP
Shuzo Arita 27 R R 5' 8.0" 176 Sep 27, 1951 Ube, Yamaguchi, JP
Chris Arnold 31 R R 5' 10.0" 160 Nov 6, 1947 Long Beach, CA, US
Satomi Bando 37 R R 5' 11.0" 185 Jan 1, 1942 Itano-gun, Tokushima, JP
Shiro Fujise 25 R R 5' 6.0" 136 Jul 2, 1953 Ibaraki, Osaka, JP
Tokuichi Fukiishi 26 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Apr 2, 1953 Hidaka-gun, Wakayama, JP
Yasuo Fukui 26 R R 5' 11.0" 176 Nov 12, 1952 Okayama, JP
Koichi Hada 26 R R 5' 11.0" 187 Jun 19, 1953 Amagasaki, Hyogo, JP
Masahiro Hayashi 27 R R 5' 8.0" 167 May 25, 1952 Wakayama, JP
Mitsuyasu Hirano 30 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Apr 23, 1949 Osaka, Osaka, JP
Takenori Ikebe 35 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Jan 8, 1944 Nagasaki, Nagasaki, JP
Takashi Imoto 28 R R 5' 10.0" 162 Nov 21, 1950 Takaoka-gun, Kochi, JP
Shigeru Ishiwata 30 R R 5' 10.0" 156 Aug 12, 1948 Kawasaki, Kanagawa, JP
Kazuhide Ishiyama 28 R R 5' 8.0" 170 Dec 13, 1950 Kyoto, JP
Masato Kagawa 25 R R 5' 11.0" 167 Mar 27, 1954 Osaka, Osaka, JP
Yasuo Kubo 21 R R 5' 10.0" 182 Apr 8, 1958 Kaho-gun, Fukuoka, JP
Shigeru Kurihashi 27 L L 5' 10.0" 182 Aug 10, 1951 Itabashi Ward, Tokyo, JP
Charlie Manuel 35 L R 6' 4.0" 195 Jan 4, 1944 Northfork, WV, US
Tatsumi Murata 26 L L 5' 10.0" 162 Jul 9, 1952 Yokote, Akita, JP
Yasunori Nagao 29 L R 5' 6.0" 160 May 2, 1950 Saga, Saga, JP
Masataka Nashida 25 R R 5' 10.0" 173 Aug 4, 1953 Hamada, Shimane, JP
Shunji Nishimura 31 R R 5' 9.0" 154 May 21, 1948 Fukuoka, JP
Toru Ogawa 33 L L 5' 8.0" 160 Aug 1, 1945 Miyazaki, Miyazaki, JP
Koji Ota 27 R R 5' 9.0" 167 Jan 23, 1952 Misawa, Aomori, JP
Motokuni Sano 21 R R 5' 10.0" 195 Mar 6, 1958 Yokohama, Yokohama, JP
Kyosuke Sasaki 29 R R 5' 9.0" 171 Dec 28, 1949 Hikami-gun, Hyogo, JP
Fumio Sato 26 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Apr 12, 1953 Hiroshima, JP
Kohei Shimamoto 27 L L 5' 9.0" 176 Jan 11, 1952 Kaiso-gun, Wakayama, JP
Masataka Shirataki 30 R R 5' 9.0" 160 Jan 11, 1949 Nara, JP
Keishi Suzuki 31 L L 5' 11.0" 190 Sep 28, 1947 Nishiwaki, Hyogo, JP
Kenji Tachibana 25 R R 6' 0.0" 198 Mar 8, 1954 Oita, Oita, JP
Hiroaki Tani 23 R R 5' 11.0" 176 Apr 7, 1956 Kumamoto, Kumamoto, JP
Kinya Toki 27 R R 5' 8.0" 162 Feb 12, 1952 Ehime, JP
Tetsuji Yamaguchi 20 R R 6' 1.0" 187 Apr 17, 1959 Gojo, Nara, JP
Yutaka Yanagida 27 R R 5' 9.0" 143 Aug 31, 1951 Nobeoka, Miyazaki, JP

About the Japanese Professional Baseball Data

Sources

This data has been provided by Ted Turocy of the Chadwick Baseball Bureau. Many Thanks to Ted for his diligent work on this.