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1967 Taiyo Whales

1967 > Class Foreign > 1967 Japan Central League
Overall: 59-71
Scored 477 runs, Allowed 511 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 61-69

Manager: Osamu Mihara and Kaoru Betto
Represented: Kawasaki, JP
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1966 / 1968

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 Francis Agcaoili* 28 75 148 132 13 34 5 0 4 13 0 0 14 22 .258 .331 .386 .717 51 5 1 0 1 0
2 Noboru Akiyama 33 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 Kiyoshi Doi 34 71 123 105 4 26 3 0 2 9 0 2 8 18 .248 .301 .333 .634 35 2 0 10 0 1
4 Akira Ejiri* 24 117 316 297 36 73 11 4 7 21 4 5 10 22 .246 .283 .380 .664 113 7 6 2 1 0
5 Hisaaki Fukushima 20 5 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Tadashi Furuta 20 49 45 40 9 9 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 6 .225 .244 .250 .494 10 1 1 4 0 0
7 Kenzo Hayashi 24 40 56 52 2 5 2 0 0 1 1 1 2 16 .096 .130 .135 .264 7 1 0 2 0 0
8 Masaji Hiramatsu 19 16 20 18 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .111 .111 .167 .278 3 0 0 2 0 0
9 Ichiro Hiraoka* 21 57 12 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .100 .000 .100 0 0 0 2 0 0
10 Tsutomu Imai* 22 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Makoto Inagawa 30 29 16 16 0 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 8 .188 .188 .313 .500 5 0 0 0 0 0
12 Isao Ito 25 106 321 289 23 68 16 0 5 22 1 2 25 46 .235 .305 .343 .648 99 7 4 3 0 4
13 Hidenori Kanemitsu* 32 71 85 78 4 12 2 0 1 10 0 0 5 10 .154 .212 .218 .430 17 1 1 0 1 1
14 Hiroshi Kito* 24 15 13 12 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .167 .231 .167 .397 2 0 0 0 0 0
15 Akihito Kondo 29 128 438 398 38 99 19 1 7 27 8 9 19 52 .249 .282 .354 .637 141 8 0 20 1 1
16 Kazuhiko Kondo* 31 119 483 422 62 138 18 0 7 33 6 8 37 54 .327 .385 .419 .805 177 4 5 16 3 0
17 Masakatsu Kusaka 22 78 52 49 7 9 2 0 0 3 0 3 2 12 .184 .231 .224 .455 11 1 1 0 0 0
18 Takeshi Kuwata 30 118 444 400 62 106 14 1 27 63 5 2 35 73 .265 .333 .508 .840 203 9 6 2 1 2
19 Makoto Matsubara 23 126 451 409 41 101 28 0 14 58 5 6 36 65 .247 .312 .418 .730 171 15 3 2 1 0
20 Kosuke Matsuoka 24 123 447 406 36 99 19 2 0 20 11 13 30 70 .244 .302 .300 .603 122 5 5 4 2 1
21 Kuniyasu Mine 26 23 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Chikara Morinaka# 27 47 91 85 6 8 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 37 .094 .115 .141 .256 12 0 0 4 0 0
23 Mitsuo Nishi 28 25 15 13 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .231 .231 .385 .615 5 1 0 2 0 0
24 Toshiaki Ogawa 28 5 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 1 0 0 0 0 0
25 NObushi Oikawa 23 30 23 18 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 .167 .211 .167 .377 3 0 0 4 0 0
26 Katsuhiko Oishi 22 9 6 5 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 .200 .333 .600 .933 3 0 0 0 0 0
27 Shoichi Ono* 33 24 12 12 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 3 0 0 0 0 0
28 Yukio Osada* 28 109 340 316 37 85 18 0 16 49 0 2 20 45 .269 .314 .478 .791 151 10 1 2 1 1
29 Yoshiro Sasaki 27 34 14 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
30 Issei Sato 22 2 5 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 .400 .400 1.000 1.400 5 1 0 0 0 0
31 Tomoo Sekine 23 23 30 26 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 7 .154 .267 .192 .459 5 0 1 0 0 0
32 Nobuo Shibata 20 11 7 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 .167 .286 .167 .452 1 1 0 0 0 0
33 Shozo Shigematsu 27 107 218 204 21 40 8 0 4 13 4 1 8 37 .196 .228 .294 .522 60 3 1 3 2 0
34 Gentaro Shimada 27 15 10 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 2 1 0 0 0 0
35 Dick Stuart 34 125 474 432 62 121 18 0 33 79 1 1 37 100 .280 .342 .551 .893 238 15 4 0 1 4
36 Kimitaka Sugimoto 28 50 54 50 2 11 3 1 1 7 0 0 3 13 .220 .259 .380 .639 19 1 0 0 1 0
37 Yoshihiro Takagaki 18 14 13 13 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 .231 .231 .231 .462 3 1 0 0 0 0
38 Shigeyuki Takahashi 22 57 62 57 1 7 2 0 0 5 0 0 3 26 .123 .167 .158 .325 9 1 0 2 0 0
39 Tadao Yamada 24 18 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
40 Ritsuo Yamashita 22 23 11 9 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 .333 .400 .333 .733 3 0 0 1 0 0
40 Players 27.3 135 4879 4429 477 1085 194 11 130 445 51 58 305 791 .245 .299 .382 .680 1691 101 40 89 16 15
* - 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 Noboru Akiyama 33 1 0 1.000 4.26 2 1 1 0 0 6.1 6 3 3 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 27 1.579 8.5 2.8 5.7 1.4 0.25
2 Sumio Fuchigami 19 0 0 7.71 2 0 0 0 0 2.1 5 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 11 2.143 19.3 3.9 0.0 7.7
3 Masaji Hiramatsu 19 3 4 .429 3.58 16 10 4 2 2 70.1 66 31 28 13 14 1 42 3 1 2 291 1.137 8.4 1.7 1.8 5.4 3.00
4 Ichiro Hiraoka* 21 4 5 .444 3.69 57 3 9 0 0 75.2 79 37 31 5 33 0 54 2 0 0 335 1.480 9.4 0.6 3.9 6.4 1.64
5 Makoto Inagawa 30 3 7 .300 3.92 29 8 7 1 1 80.1 92 44 35 12 17 0 39 0 0 0 345 1.357 10.3 1.3 1.9 4.4 2.29
6 Hiroshi Kito* 24 1 4 .200 3.53 15 11 2 0 0 43.1 51 18 17 2 13 0 38 4 0 2 194 1.477 10.6 0.4 2.7 7.9 2.92
7 Kuniyasu Mine 26 0 0 3.62 23 0 7 0 0 32.1 29 16 13 2 13 2 20 2 0 1 137 1.299 8.1 0.6 3.6 5.6 1.54
8 Chikara Morinaka 27 18 14 .563 2.96 47 27 13 14 1 255.0 231 94 84 26 72 14 182 9 0 0 1052 1.188 8.2 0.9 2.5 6.4 2.53
9 Shinji Niihari 25 0 0 0.00 5 0 5 0 0 7.0 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 21 0.571 3.9 0.0 1.3 3.9 3.00
10 Mitsuo Nishi 28 4 3 .571 3.42 23 2 13 0 0 55.1 50 24 21 4 15 0 39 1 0 0 229 1.175 8.1 0.7 2.4 6.3 2.60
11 NObushi Oikawa 23 3 10 .231 4.61 28 18 4 0 0 91.2 99 55 47 10 36 2 44 7 0 6 414 1.473 9.7 1.0 3.5 4.3 1.22
12 Shoichi Ono* 33 2 7 .222 4.13 24 9 6 0 0 56.2 60 39 26 7 15 0 48 1 0 1 242 1.324 9.5 1.1 2.4 7.6 3.20
13 Yoshiro Sasaki 27 4 6 .400 3.18 33 6 10 0 0 76.1 80 32 27 4 19 5 29 5 2 1 324 1.297 9.4 0.5 2.2 3.4 1.53
14 Gentaro Shimada 27 2 0 1.000 1.23 14 3 5 2 2 44.0 30 8 6 2 11 1 26 2 0 1 167 0.932 6.1 0.4 2.2 5.3 2.36
15 Yoshihiro Takagaki 18 1 1 .500 2.79 13 9 2 0 0 42.0 35 14 13 6 13 0 17 0 0 0 168 1.143 7.5 1.3 2.8 3.6 1.31
16 Shigeyuki Takahashi 22 12 9 .571 2.74 56 22 20 4 2 207.0 172 72 63 15 58 3 117 4 0 5 836 1.111 7.5 0.7 2.5 5.1 2.02
17 Ritsuo Yamashita 22 0 1 .000 3.68 19 5 3 0 0 44.0 43 22 18 3 12 1 24 1 0 0 181 1.250 8.8 0.6 2.5 4.9 2.00
17 Players 24.7 59 71 .454 3.28 135 135 112 23 12 1189.2 1131 511 434 114 346 29 725 41 3 19 4974 1.242 8.6 0.9 2.6 5.5 2.10
* - 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
Isao Ito 104 0.00
Kiyoshi Doi 71 0.00
Tadao Yamada 17 0.00
Hisaaki Fukushima 5 0.00
Toshiaki Ogawa 5 0.00

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dick Stuart 123 0.00
Makoto Matsubara 60 0.00
Kazuhiko Kondo 17 0.00
Francis Agcaoili 10 0.00
Takeshi Kuwata 1 0.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Akihito Kondo 125 0.00
Makoto Matsubara 17 0.00
Kimitaka Sugimoto 17 0.00
Tadashi Furuta 11 0.00
Tomoo Sekine 8 0.00
Kenzo Hayashi 7 0.00
Francis Agcaoili 5 0.00
Takeshi Kuwata 1 0.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Takeshi Kuwata 85 0.00
Makoto Matsubara 77 0.00
Kimitaka Sugimoto 14 0.00
Nobuo Shibata 4 0.00
Tadashi Furuta 3 0.00
Kenzo Hayashi 2 0.00
Francis Agcaoili 1 0.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Kosuke Matsuoka 122 0.00
Tadashi Furuta 22 0.00
Kimitaka Sugimoto 14 0.00
Takeshi Kuwata 10 0.00
Nobuo Shibata 2 0.00
Kenzo Hayashi 1 0.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Kazuhiko Kondo 116 0.00
Akira Ejiri 101 0.00
Shozo Shigematsu 96 0.00
Yukio Osada 89 0.00
Masakatsu Kusaka 61 0.00
Takeshi Kuwata 47 0.00
Francis Agcaoili 32 0.00
Makoto Matsubara 29 0.00
Hidenori Kanemitsu 14 0.00
Kenzo Hayashi 10 0.00
Katsuhiko Oishi 8 0.00
Ritsuo Yamashita 4 0.00
Narihiro Abe 3 0.00
Tomoo Sekine 3 0.00
Katsuyuki Kishi 2 0.00
Mitsuo Nishi 2 0.00
NObushi Oikawa 2 0.00
Shinji Niihari 1 0.00
Yoshiro Sasaki 1 0.00
Issei Sato 1 0.00
Nobuo Shibata 1 0.00
Gentaro Shimada 1 0.00
Yoshihiro Takagaki 1 0.00
Shigeyuki Takahashi 1 0.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ichiro Hiraoka 57 0.00
Shigeyuki Takahashi 56 0.00
Chikara Morinaka 47 0.00
Yoshiro Sasaki 33 0.00
Makoto Inagawa 29 0.00
NObushi Oikawa 28 0.00
Shoichi Ono 24 0.00
Kuniyasu Mine 23 0.00
Mitsuo Nishi 23 0.00
Ritsuo Yamashita 19 0.00
Masaji Hiramatsu 16 0.00
Hiroshi Kito 15 0.00
Gentaro Shimada 14 0.00
Yoshihiro Takagaki 13 0.00
Shinji Niihari 5 0.00
Noboru Akiyama 2 0.00
Sumio Fuchigami 2 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Narihiro Abe 20 L L 5' 8.0" 154 Mar 27, 1947 Iwate, JP
Francis Agcaoili 28 L R 6' 1.0" 187 Mar 29, 1939 HI, US
Noboru Akiyama 33 R R 5' 10.0" 160 Feb 3, 1934 Okayama, Okayama, JP
Kiyoshi Doi 34 R R 5' 7.0" 162 Jun 10, 1933 Okayama, Okayama, JP
Akira Ejiri 24 L L 5' 10.0" 178 Jan 10, 1943 Takahagi, Ibaraki, JP
Sumio Fuchigami 19 R R 5' 11.0" 182 Jan 8, 1948 Gifu, JP
Hisaaki Fukushima 20 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Apr 10, 1947 Higashi Muro-gun, Wakayama, JP
Tadashi Furuta 20 R R 5' 8.0" 143 Jul 31, 1946 Yamaguchi, JP
Kenzo Hayashi 24 R R 5' 9.0" 165 May 21, 1943 Kyoto, Kyoto, JP
Masaji Hiramatsu 19 R R 5' 9.0" 162 Sep 19, 1947 Takahashi, Okayama, JP
Ichiro Hiraoka 21 L L 5' 8.0" 156 Aug 14, 1945 Odawara, Kanagawa, JP
Tsutomu Imai 22 L L 5' 8.0" 162 Apr 29, 1945 Nagano, JP
Makoto Inagawa 30 R R 5' 7.0" 143 Jul 25, 1936 Manchuria, CN
Isao Ito 25 R R 5' 11.0" 176 May 14, 1942 Sendai, Miyagi, JP
Hidenori Kanemitsu 32 L R 5' 8.0" 176 Jun 2, 1935 Hyogo, JP
Katsuyuki Kishi 20 R R 6' 0.0" 162 May 2, 1947 Odawara, Kanagawa, JP
Hiroshi Kito 24 L L 5' 10.0" 171 Apr 18, 1943 Ise, Mie, JP
Akihito Kondo 29 R R 5' 6.0" 143 Apr 1, 1938 Takamatsu, Kagawa, JP
Kazuhiko Kondo 31 L L 5' 10.0" 173 Mar 2, 1936 Tokyo, JP
Masakatsu Kusaka 22 R R 5' 8.0" 176 Oct 17, 1944 Ishimaki, Miyagi, JP
Takeshi Kuwata 30 R R 5' 9.0" 191 Jan 5, 1937 Yokohama, Kanagawa, JP
Makoto Matsubara 23 R R 6' 0.0" 178 Jan 13, 1944 Iino, Saitama, JP
Kosuke Matsuoka 24 R R 5' 7.0" 167 Feb 9, 1943 Kumamoto, Kumamoto, JP
Kuniyasu Mine 26 R R 5' 9.0" 178 Oct 18, 1940 Nagasaki, JP
Chikara Morinaka 27 S R 5' 9.0" 162 Oct 20, 1939 Nara, JP
Shinji Niihari 25 R R 5' 11.0" 176 Jul 31, 1941 Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo, JP
Mitsuo Nishi 28 R R 5' 7.0" 165 Sep 19, 1938 Kainan, Wakayama, JP
Toshiaki Ogawa 28 R R 5' 8.0" 160 Apr 13, 1939 Mie, JP
NObushi Oikawa 23 R R 5' 10.0" 167 Jun 8, 1944 Kamaishi, Iwate, JP
Katsuhiko Oishi 22 R R 5' 7.0" 165 Mar 10, 1945 Kofu, Yamanashi, JP
Shoichi Ono 33 L L 6' 1.0" 185 Sep 30, 1933 Iwaki-gun, Fukushima, JP
Yukio Osada 28 L L 5' 10.0" 189 Feb 24, 1939 Minami Tsuru-gun, Yamanashi, JP
Yoshiro Sasaki 27 R R 5' 11.0" 198 Mar 15, 1940 Akita, Akita, JP
Issei Sato 22 R R 5' 9.0" 180 Jan 5, 1945 Tokyo, JP
Tomoo Sekine 23 R R 5' 8.0" 154 Mar 12, 1944 Chiba, JP
Nobuo Shibata 20 R R 5' 7.0" 167 Mar 16, 1947 Tokyo, JP
Shozo Shigematsu 27 R R 5' 5.0" 158 Jan 5, 1940 Imabari, Ehime, JP
Gentaro Shimada 27 R R 5' 10.0" 182 Aug 25, 1939 Miyagi, JP
Dick Stuart 34 R R 6' 4.0" 212 Nov 7, 1932 San Francisco, CA, US
Kimitaka Sugimoto 28 R R 5' 9.0" 169 Jul 4, 1938 Yamaguchi, JP
Yoshihiro Takagaki 18 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Nov 6, 1948 Tottori, JP
Shigeyuki Takahashi 22 R R 6' 2.0" 190 May 16, 1945 Asahi, Chiba, JP
Tadao Yamada 24 R R 5' 8.0" 165 Aug 20, 1942 Nichinan, Miyazaki, JP
Ritsuo Yamashita 22 R R 5' 11.0" 165 Oct 20, 1944 Minami Uwa-gun, Ehime, JP

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Sources

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