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1971 Taiyo Whales

1971 > Class Foreign > 1971 Japan Central League
Overall: 61-59
Scored 363 runs, Allowed 354 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 61-59

Manager: Kaoru Betto
Represented: Kawasaki, JP
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1970 / 1972

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
RkNameAgeGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBGDPHBPSHSFIBB
1Akira Ejiri*28127504464491301436311733238.280.332.362.69416895121
2Hisaaki Fukushima2450555239002400225.173.204.288.4921510100
3Tadashi Furuta244317154100001024.067.176.067.243110000
4Kenzo Hayashi283645422920012019.214.250.262.5121101100
5Masaji Hiramatsu2343102921012305800533.130.184.326.5103021400
6Ichiro Hiraoka*25331070000000013.000.125.000.125010200
7Yoshihiro Iizuka*2683139125625300649714.200.248.224.4722801601
8Nobuhiro Ishihata*2611441100000001.250.250.250.500100000
9Isao Ito291103242932157131428102256.195.257.287.5448484142
10Hiroshi Kito*2833423904000200013.103.103.103.205410300
11Akihito Kondo33123421363287961722683346.218.284.298.5821081022032
12Kazuhiko Kondo*356715813791920312001715.139.237.219.4563031211
13Tadakatsu Kotani2658353011000000019.033.033.033.067100500
14Masakatsu Kusaka2657706761310160018.194.206.254.4601710200
15Julio Linares291110000000000.000.000.000.000000000
16Makoto Matsubara27129520465581141912365544941.245.319.439.758204123035
17Kosuke Matsuoka28801541335384007101017.286.338.316.6544221911
18Masayuki Nakatsuka*261285154744511618473714122143.245.277.344.621163811721
19Yoshio Noguchi23811029220112127145720.120.182.228.4102100300
20Osamu Nomura2435322712000100013.074.074.074.148200500
21Isao Ohashi3066149142124400900515.169.197.197.3942870200
22Yukio Osada*3291156137123650214011624.263.340.343.6834771021
23Katsuji Sakai3325433926000200115.154.175.154.329610300
24Issei Sato2612551000000001.000.000.000.000000000
25Shozo Shigematsu3112040736741901308291072938.245.305.346.65112733711
26Yoshihiro Takagaki225330000000002.000.000.000.000000000
27Shigeyuki Takahashi26152101000000101.0001.0001.0002.000100000
28Kazuyoshi Takemura213923192210000029.105.190.158.348300200
29Johnny Werhas33100331295196362826202658.214.288.329.6179785502
30Ritsuo Yamashita2628413615001100214.139.184.222.406800300
31Yasukazu Yasuda2132575411020150025.185.228.278.5061541001
32Keisaburo Yoneda28101168146142030215101330.137.218.199.4172933331
32 Players28.51304635416636389812113823387849307629.216.273.310.583129192331072220
* - 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
RkNameAgeWLW-L%ERAGGSGFCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBIBBSOHBPBKWPBFWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9SO/W
1Masaji Hiramatsu231713.5672.2343329113279.0211786918825153102311121.0506.80.62.64.91.87
2Ichiro Hiraoka*2531.7501.8431660049.0421010280312011961.0207.70.41.55.73.88
3Nobuhiro Ishihata*26001.5011230018.0185304011001751.2229.00.02.05.52.75
4Hiroshi Kito*28712.3682.423320611137.11244237112021023035521.0498.10.71.36.75.10
5Tadakatsu Kotani26119.5502.135833910148.091393595141104015780.9595.50.53.16.72.16
6Shigekuni Mashiba*19007.71200002.14221103000122.14315.43.93.911.63.00
7Chikara Morinaka3112.3334.6613170019.118111036113000791.2418.41.42.86.12.17
8Osamu Nomura2443.5712.243513921124.210037319292549034991.0357.20.62.13.91.86
9Katsuji Sakai3394.6921.872521342134.2104352812411576025351.0777.00.82.73.81.39
10Yoshihiro Takagaki22001.845210014.28331606000540.9554.90.63.73.71.00
11Shigeyuki Takahashi2601.0003.4715290023.1201494110111001021.3297.71.54.24.21.00
12Kazuyoshi Takemura2125.2862.863891200103.27238334471727004211.1486.30.34.16.31.53
13Ritsuo Yamashita2679.4382.392719430124.112140338334595025161.2398.80.62.44.31.79
13 Players25.76159.5082.3113013010822181178.193335430382339206824721647311.0797.10.62.65.22.01
* - 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

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GPBSBCSCS%lgCS%PO
Isao Ito1010.00
Isao Ohashi590.00
Hisaaki Fukushima180.00

1B

2B

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PO
Akihito Kondo1200.00
Yoshio Noguchi310.00
Yoshihiro Iizuka80.00
Makoto Matsubara40.00
Kosuke Matsuoka30.00

3B

SS

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PO
Keisaburo Yoneda900.00
Kosuke Matsuoka730.00
Yoshihiro Iizuka640.00
Yoshio Noguchi80.00
Makoto Matsubara20.00

OF

P

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
NameAgeBTHtWtDoBBirthplace
Akira Ejiri28LL5' 10.0"178Jan 10, 1943Takahagi, Ibaraki, JP
Hisaaki Fukushima24RR5' 10.0"185Apr 10, 1947Higashi Muro-gun, Wakayama, JP
Tadashi Furuta24RR5' 8.0"143Jul 31, 1946Yamaguchi, JP
Kenzo Hayashi28RR5' 9.0"165May 21, 1943Kyoto, Kyoto, JP
Masaji Hiramatsu23RR5' 9.0"162Sep 19, 1947Takahashi, Okayama, JP
Ichiro Hiraoka25LL5' 8.0"156Aug 14, 1945Odawara, Kanagawa, JP
Yoshihiro Iizuka26LR5' 8.0"150Jan 26, 1945Utsunomiya, Tochigi, JP
Nobuhiro Ishihata26LL5' 10.0"171Jul 29, 1944Fukushima, Fukushima, JP
Isao Ito29RR5' 11.0"176May 14, 1942Sendai, Miyagi, JP
Hiroshi Kito28LL5' 10.0"171Apr 18, 1943Ise, Mie, JP
Akihito Kondo33RR5' 6.0"143Apr 1, 1938Takamatsu, Kagawa, JP
Kazuhiko Kondo35LL5' 10.0"173Mar 2, 1936Tokyo, JP
Tadakatsu Kotani26RR5' 10.0"182Apr 8, 1945Akashi, Hyogo, JP
Masakatsu Kusaka26RR5' 8.0"176Oct 17, 1944Ishimaki, Miyagi, JP
Julio Linares29RR5' 9.0"165Dec 26, 1941San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris, DO
Shigekuni Mashiba19LL5' 10.0"178Nov 15, 1951Ozu, Shiga, JP
Makoto Matsubara27RR6' 0.0"178Jan 13, 1944Iino, Saitama, JP
Kosuke Matsuoka28RR5' 7.0"167Feb 9, 1943Kumamoto, Kumamoto, JP
Chikara Morinaka31SR5' 9.0"162Oct 20, 1939Nara, JP
Masayuki Nakatsuka26LL5' 8.0"176Jun 29, 1945Takamatsu, Kagawa, JP
Manabu Nemoto20RR5' 11.0"162May 14, 1951Ibaraki, JP
Yoshio Noguchi23RR5' 8.0"167May 5, 1948Kumamoto, JP
Osamu Nomura24RR6' 0.0"171Aug 9, 1946Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, JP
Isao Ohashi30RR5' 8.0"178Mar 25, 1941Kochi, JP
Yukio Osada32LL5' 10.0"189Feb 24, 1939Minami Tsuru-gun, Yamanashi, JP
Katsuji Sakai33RR5' 11.0"158Mar 21, 1938Fukuoka, JP
Issei Sato26RR5' 9.0"180Jan 5, 1945Tokyo, JP
Shozo Shigematsu31RR5' 5.0"158Jan 5, 1940Imabari, Ehime, JP
Yoshihiro Takagaki22RR5' 10.0"170Nov 6, 1948Tottori, JP
Shigeyuki Takahashi26RR6' 2.0"190May 16, 1945Asahi, Chiba, JP
Kazuyoshi Takemura21RR5' 11.0"162Dec 19, 1949Aki-gun, Kochi, JP
Kiyoshi Tanioka20RR5' 8.0"176Apr 11, 1951Ipponmatsu-machi, Gunma, JP
Johnny Werhas33RR6' 2.0"200Feb 7, 1938Highland Park, MI, US
Ritsuo Yamashita26RR5' 11.0"165Oct 20, 1944Minami Uwa-gun, Ehime, JP
Yasukazu Yasuda21RR5' 10.0"180Mar 24, 1950Yamaguchi, JP
Keisaburo Yoneda28RR5' 9.0"160Jan 13, 1943Osaka, Osaka, 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.