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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
Rk 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 Akira Ejiri* 28 127 504 464 49 130 14 3 6 31 17 3 32 38 .280 .332 .362 .694 168 9 5 1 2 1
2 Hisaaki Fukushima 24 50 55 52 3 9 0 0 2 4 0 0 2 25 .173 .204 .288 .492 15 1 0 1 0 0
3 Tadashi Furuta 24 43 17 15 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 .067 .176 .067 .243 1 1 0 0 0 0
4 Kenzo Hayashi 28 36 45 42 2 9 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 9 .214 .250 .262 .512 11 0 1 1 0 0
5 Masaji Hiramatsu 23 43 102 92 10 12 3 0 5 8 0 0 5 33 .130 .184 .326 .510 30 2 1 4 0 0
6 Ichiro Hiraoka* 25 33 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .125 .000 .125 0 1 0 2 0 0
7 Yoshihiro Iizuka* 26 83 139 125 6 25 3 0 0 6 4 9 7 14 .200 .248 .224 .472 28 0 1 6 0 1
8 Nobuhiro Ishihata* 26 11 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0
9 Isao Ito 29 110 324 293 21 57 13 1 4 28 1 0 22 56 .195 .257 .287 .544 84 8 4 1 4 2
10 Hiroshi Kito* 28 33 42 39 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 13 .103 .103 .103 .205 4 1 0 3 0 0
11 Akihito Kondo 33 123 421 363 28 79 6 1 7 22 6 8 33 46 .218 .284 .298 .582 108 10 2 20 3 2
12 Kazuhiko Kondo* 35 67 158 137 9 19 2 0 3 12 0 0 17 15 .139 .237 .219 .456 30 3 1 2 1 1
13 Tadakatsu Kotani 26 58 35 30 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 .033 .033 .033 .067 1 0 0 5 0 0
14 Masakatsu Kusaka 26 57 70 67 6 13 1 0 1 6 0 0 1 8 .194 .206 .254 .460 17 1 0 2 0 0
15 Julio Linares 29 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Makoto Matsubara 27 129 520 465 58 114 19 1 23 65 5 4 49 41 .245 .319 .439 .758 204 12 3 0 3 5
17 Kosuke Matsuoka 28 80 154 133 5 38 4 0 0 7 1 0 10 17 .286 .338 .316 .654 42 2 1 9 1 1
18 Masayuki Nakatsuka* 26 128 515 474 45 116 18 4 7 37 14 12 21 43 .245 .277 .344 .621 163 8 1 17 2 1
19 Yoshio Noguchi 23 81 102 92 20 11 2 1 2 7 14 5 7 20 .120 .182 .228 .410 21 0 0 3 0 0
20 Osamu Nomura 24 35 32 27 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 .074 .074 .074 .148 2 0 0 5 0 0
21 Isao Ohashi 30 66 149 142 1 24 4 0 0 9 0 0 5 15 .169 .197 .197 .394 28 7 0 2 0 0
22 Yukio Osada* 32 91 156 137 12 36 5 0 2 14 0 1 16 24 .263 .340 .343 .683 47 7 1 0 2 1
23 Katsuji Sakai 33 25 43 39 2 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 15 .154 .175 .154 .329 6 1 0 3 0 0
24 Issei Sato 26 12 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 Shozo Shigematsu 31 120 407 367 41 90 13 0 8 29 10 7 29 38 .245 .305 .346 .651 127 3 3 7 1 1
26 Yoshihiro Takagaki 22 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 Shigeyuki Takahashi 26 15 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 1 0 0 0 0 0
28 Kazuyoshi Takemura 21 39 23 19 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 .105 .190 .158 .348 3 0 0 2 0 0
29 Johnny Werhas 33 100 331 295 19 63 6 2 8 26 2 0 26 58 .214 .288 .329 .617 97 8 5 5 0 2
30 Ritsuo Yamashita 26 28 41 36 1 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 14 .139 .184 .222 .406 8 0 0 3 0 0
31 Yasukazu Yasuda 21 32 57 54 1 10 2 0 1 5 0 0 2 5 .185 .228 .278 .506 15 4 1 0 0 1
32 Keisaburo Yoneda 28 101 168 146 14 20 3 0 2 15 1 0 13 30 .137 .218 .199 .417 29 3 3 3 3 1
32 Players 28.5 130 4635 4166 363 898 121 13 82 338 78 49 307 629 .216 .273 .310 .583 1291 92 33 107 22 20
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 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 Masaji Hiramatsu 23 17 13 .567 2.23 43 32 9 11 3 279.0 211 78 69 18 82 5 153 10 2 3 1112 1.050 6.8 0.6 2.6 4.9 1.87
2 Ichiro Hiraoka* 25 3 1 .750 1.84 31 6 6 0 0 49.0 42 10 10 2 8 0 31 2 0 1 196 1.020 7.7 0.4 1.5 5.7 3.88
3 Nobuhiro Ishihata* 26 0 0 1.50 11 2 3 0 0 18.0 18 5 3 0 4 0 11 0 0 1 75 1.222 9.0 0.0 2.0 5.5 2.75
4 Hiroshi Kito* 28 7 12 .368 2.42 33 20 6 1 1 137.1 124 42 37 11 20 2 102 3 0 3 552 1.049 8.1 0.7 1.3 6.7 5.10
5 Tadakatsu Kotani 26 11 9 .550 2.13 58 3 39 1 0 148.0 91 39 35 9 51 4 110 4 0 1 578 0.959 5.5 0.5 3.1 6.7 2.16
6 Shigekuni Mashiba* 19 0 0 7.71 2 0 0 0 0 2.1 4 2 2 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 12 2.143 15.4 3.9 3.9 11.6 3.00
7 Chikara Morinaka 31 1 2 .333 4.66 13 1 7 0 0 19.1 18 11 10 3 6 1 13 0 0 0 79 1.241 8.4 1.4 2.8 6.1 2.17
8 Osamu Nomura 24 4 3 .571 2.24 35 13 9 2 1 124.2 100 37 31 9 29 2 54 9 0 3 499 1.035 7.2 0.6 2.1 3.9 1.86
9 Katsuji Sakai 33 9 4 .692 1.87 25 21 3 4 2 134.2 104 35 28 12 41 1 57 6 0 2 535 1.077 7.0 0.8 2.7 3.8 1.39
10 Yoshihiro Takagaki 22 0 0 1.84 5 2 1 0 0 14.2 8 3 3 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 54 0.955 4.9 0.6 3.7 3.7 1.00
11 Shigeyuki Takahashi 26 0 1 .000 3.47 15 2 9 0 0 23.1 20 14 9 4 11 0 11 1 0 0 102 1.329 7.7 1.5 4.2 4.2 1.00
12 Kazuyoshi Takemura 21 2 5 .286 2.86 38 9 12 0 0 103.2 72 38 33 4 47 1 72 7 0 0 421 1.148 6.3 0.3 4.1 6.3 1.53
13 Ritsuo Yamashita 26 7 9 .438 2.39 27 19 4 3 0 124.1 121 40 33 8 33 4 59 5 0 2 516 1.239 8.8 0.6 2.4 4.3 1.79
13 Players 25.7 61 59 .508 2.31 130 130 108 22 18 1178.1 933 354 303 82 339 20 682 47 2 16 4731 1.079 7.1 0.6 2.6 5.2 2.01

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Isao Ito 101 0.00
Isao Ohashi 59 0.00
Hisaaki Fukushima 18 0.00

1B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Makoto Matsubara 108 0.00
Masayuki Nakatsuka 29 0.00
Kazuhiko Kondo 26 0.00
Hisaaki Fukushima 3 0.00
Ichiro Hiraoka 2 0.00
Kiyoshi Tanioka 1 0.00
Johnny Werhas 1 0.00

2B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Akihito Kondo 120 0.00
Yoshio Noguchi 31 0.00
Yoshihiro Iizuka 8 0.00
Makoto Matsubara 4 0.00
Kosuke Matsuoka 3 0.00

3B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Johnny Werhas 95 0.00
Makoto Matsubara 45 0.00
Yoshio Noguchi 24 0.00
Keisaburo Yoneda 16 0.00
Kosuke Matsuoka 2 0.00
Tadashi Furuta 1 0.00
Masaji Hiramatsu 1 0.00
Ichiro Hiraoka 1 0.00

SS

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Keisaburo Yoneda 90 0.00
Kosuke Matsuoka 73 0.00
Yoshihiro Iizuka 64 0.00
Yoshio Noguchi 8 0.00
Makoto Matsubara 2 0.00

OF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Akira Ejiri 126 0.00
Masayuki Nakatsuka 118 0.00
Shozo Shigematsu 117 0.00
Yukio Osada 42 0.00
Masakatsu Kusaka 32 0.00
Tadashi Furuta 26 0.00
Kazuhiko Kondo 16 0.00
Yasukazu Yasuda 16 0.00
Kenzo Hayashi 11 0.00
Issei Sato 7 0.00
Hisaaki Fukushima 2 0.00
Manabu Nemoto 1 0.00
Johnny Werhas 1 0.00
Ritsuo Yamashita 1 0.00

P

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Tadakatsu Kotani 58 0.00
Masaji Hiramatsu 43 0.00
Kazuyoshi Takemura 38 0.00
Osamu Nomura 35 0.00
Hiroshi Kito 33 0.00
Ichiro Hiraoka 31 0.00
Ritsuo Yamashita 27 0.00
Katsuji Sakai 25 0.00
Shigeyuki Takahashi 15 0.00
Chikara Morinaka 13 0.00
Nobuhiro Ishihata 11 0.00
Yoshihiro Takagaki 5 0.00
Shigekuni Mashiba 2 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Akira Ejiri 28 L L 5' 10.0" 178 Jan 10, 1943 Takahagi, Ibaraki, JP
Hisaaki Fukushima 24 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Apr 10, 1947 Higashi Muro-gun, Wakayama, JP
Tadashi Furuta 24 R R 5' 8.0" 143 Jul 31, 1946 Yamaguchi, JP
Kenzo Hayashi 28 R R 5' 9.0" 165 May 21, 1943 Kyoto, Kyoto, JP
Masaji Hiramatsu 23 R R 5' 9.0" 162 Sep 19, 1947 Takahashi, Okayama, JP
Ichiro Hiraoka 25 L L 5' 8.0" 156 Aug 14, 1945 Odawara, Kanagawa, JP
Yoshihiro Iizuka 26 L R 5' 8.0" 150 Jan 26, 1945 Utsunomiya, Tochigi, JP
Nobuhiro Ishihata 26 L L 5' 10.0" 171 Jul 29, 1944 Fukushima, Fukushima, JP
Isao Ito 29 R R 5' 11.0" 176 May 14, 1942 Sendai, Miyagi, JP
Hiroshi Kito 28 L L 5' 10.0" 171 Apr 18, 1943 Ise, Mie, JP
Akihito Kondo 33 R R 5' 6.0" 143 Apr 1, 1938 Takamatsu, Kagawa, JP
Kazuhiko Kondo 35 L L 5' 10.0" 173 Mar 2, 1936 Tokyo, JP
Tadakatsu Kotani 26 R R 5' 10.0" 182 Apr 8, 1945 Akashi, Hyogo, JP
Masakatsu Kusaka 26 R R 5' 8.0" 176 Oct 17, 1944 Ishimaki, Miyagi, JP
Julio Linares 29 R R 5' 9.0" 165 Dec 26, 1941 San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris, DO
Shigekuni Mashiba 19 L L 5' 10.0" 178 Nov 15, 1951 Ozu, Shiga, JP
Makoto Matsubara 27 R R 6' 0.0" 178 Jan 13, 1944 Iino, Saitama, JP
Kosuke Matsuoka 28 R R 5' 7.0" 167 Feb 9, 1943 Kumamoto, Kumamoto, JP
Chikara Morinaka 31 S R 5' 9.0" 162 Oct 20, 1939 Nara, JP
Masayuki Nakatsuka 26 L L 5' 8.0" 176 Jun 29, 1945 Takamatsu, Kagawa, JP
Manabu Nemoto 20 R R 5' 11.0" 162 May 14, 1951 Ibaraki, JP
Yoshio Noguchi 23 R R 5' 8.0" 167 May 5, 1948 Kumamoto, JP
Osamu Nomura 24 R R 6' 0.0" 171 Aug 9, 1946 Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, JP
Isao Ohashi 30 R R 5' 8.0" 178 Mar 25, 1941 Kochi, JP
Yukio Osada 32 L L 5' 10.0" 189 Feb 24, 1939 Minami Tsuru-gun, Yamanashi, JP
Katsuji Sakai 33 R R 5' 11.0" 158 Mar 21, 1938 Fukuoka, JP
Issei Sato 26 R R 5' 9.0" 180 Jan 5, 1945 Tokyo, JP
Shozo Shigematsu 31 R R 5' 5.0" 158 Jan 5, 1940 Imabari, Ehime, JP
Yoshihiro Takagaki 22 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Nov 6, 1948 Tottori, JP
Shigeyuki Takahashi 26 R R 6' 2.0" 190 May 16, 1945 Asahi, Chiba, JP
Kazuyoshi Takemura 21 R R 5' 11.0" 162 Dec 19, 1949 Aki-gun, Kochi, JP
Kiyoshi Tanioka 20 R R 5' 8.0" 176 Apr 11, 1951 Ipponmatsu-machi, Gunma, JP
Johnny Werhas 33 R R 6' 2.0" 200 Feb 7, 1938 Highland Park, MI, US
Ritsuo Yamashita 26 R R 5' 11.0" 165 Oct 20, 1944 Minami Uwa-gun, Ehime, JP
Yasukazu Yasuda 21 R R 5' 10.0" 180 Mar 24, 1950 Yamaguchi, JP
Keisaburo Yoneda 28 R R 5' 9.0" 160 Jan 13, 1943 Osaka, Osaka, 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.