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1973 Taiyo Whales

1973 > Class Foreign > 1973 Japan Central League
Overall: 60-64
Scored 423 runs, Allowed 480 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 55-69

Manager: Noboru Aota
Represented: Kawasaki, JP
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1972 / 1974

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
RkNameAgeGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBGDPHBPSHSFIBB
1Clete Boyer368633330622691301439022443.225.280.405.685124130121
2Akira Ejiri*30122474433541261811544832741.291.340.441.78119188150
3Shinichi Eto3511140536530103701544233833.282.351.425.775155201015
4Hisaaki Fukushima263127270400010007.148.148.148.296400000
5Tadashi Furuta265528233700000132.304.385.304.689700200
6Masaji Hiramatsu25496862411000600118.177.215.177.3931102300
7Ichiro Hiraoka*2724320000000001.000.000.000.000000100
8Isao Ito3113045139431931401135234572.236.321.355.676140115526
9Koji Kobayashi228220000000001.000.000.000.000000000
10Akihito Kondo353254454900021034.200.250.200.450910600
11Tadakatsu Kotani2837550000000004.000.000.000.000000000
12Masaaki Koyama381519160100000016.063.118.063.180110200
13Masakatsu Kusaka2843746781640010077.239.311.299.6092010000
14Makoto Matsubara29130538507551412402478301954.278.305.467.772237204081
15Kosuke Matsuoka3063120108515010411715.139.205.157.3631742300
16Hideo Matsushima215220000000001.000.000.000.000000000
17Hideaki Miyahara*303231300410000012.133.161.167.328510000
18Keiji Nagasaki*237522020328458027411243.222.274.291.5655943111
19Masayuki Nakatsuka*2895325284388311219243633.292.375.356.73010132210
20Yoshio Noguchi25377610100009311.167.286.167.452110000
21Yukio Osada*3445474211020170058.238.319.357.6761500000
22Katsuji Sakai3530464024000200118.100.119.100.219410410
23Shozo Shigematsu338819717916391041700920.218.260.291.5515222520
24Gentaro Shimada339110000000000.000.000.000.000000000
25Hiroyoshi Shimizu2224994100001101.111.111.111.222100000
26John Sipin26123521478701412203375413865.295.347.548.896262242035
27Yoshihiro Takagaki2423110000000001.000.000.000.000000000
28Shigeyuki Takahashi2844665909100200123.153.164.169.3331030510
29Kazuyoshi Takemura239110000000000.000.000.000.000000000
30Hiroaki Takeuchi1938524739000000014.191.191.191.383900500
31Tatsuo Uzawa202110000000000.000.000.000.000000000
32Fujio Yamaguchi30621711521123321331816.151.194.217.41133101100
33Tsuneyoshi Yamamoto333330000000001.000.000.000.000000000
34Ritsuo Yamashita2842635448011200217.148.179.241.4191300700
35Toshikazu Yano231110000000001.000.000.000.000000000
36Keisaburo Yoneda301133833632077112321551457.212.245.278.52310162310
36 Players29.713047494318423104914091253994529303630.243.296.366.662158212533672819
* - 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 Hiramatsu251711.6073.0349192391207.21807870155681104008421.1367.80.72.44.81.96
2Ichiro Hiraoka*2712.3334.7824250026.13016143161131011181.74710.31.05.54.40.81
3Tadakatsu Kotani2803.0003.23373180064.05324236302432002701.2977.50.84.26.01.43
4Masaaki Koyama3844.5002.54151122274.16424216150404002981.0637.70.71.84.82.67
5Hiroshi Kurahashi27003.00100003.02310202000121.3336.00.06.06.01.00
6Shigekuni Mashiba*21004.50202002.04311100000112.50018.04.54.50.00.00
7Hideo Matsushima21002.00402009.04222304000330.7784.02.03.04.01.33
8Hideyuki Okue220018.00100001.0322200100053.00027.018.00.09.0
9Katsuji Sakai3579.4383.233025410147.2122565317453628126001.1317.41.02.73.81.38
10Gentaro Shimada33005.149130014.02215801308700832.50014.10.08.45.10.62
11Yoshihiro Takagaki24004.9323060038.14322215160163001701.53910.11.23.83.81.00
12Shigeyuki Takahashi28911.4502.7044258104206.11737162184361296318261.0477.50.81.95.63.00
13Kazuyoshi Takemura23005.919030010.2127721011100451.21910.11.70.89.311.00
14Hiroaki Takeuchi19913.4093.583821562166.0152726611725692066931.3498.20.63.93.70.96
15Tatsuo Uzawa2001.00015.00201003.04551520000183.00012.03.015.00.00.00
16Ritsuo Yamashita281310.5653.3742231282192.11848072205610917007821.2488.60.92.64.31.63
16 Players27.46064.4843.301301309436131165.21052480428109374375994541048061.2238.10.82.94.61.60
* - 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 Ito1300.00
Hisaaki Fukushima170.00
Tsuneyoshi Yamamoto30.00

1B

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PO
Makoto Matsubara1300.00
Clete Boyer860.00
Masayuki Nakatsuka40.00

2B

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PO
John Sipin1220.00
Kosuke Matsuoka50.00
Fujio Yamaguchi50.00
Akihito Kondo20.00
Yoshio Noguchi20.00

3B

SS

NameGCGPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PO
Keisaburo Yoneda980.00
Fujio Yamaguchi550.00
Hiroyoshi Shimizu90.00
Kosuke Matsuoka70.00

OF

P

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
NameAgeBTHtWtDoBBirthplace
Clete Boyer36RR6' 0.0"165Feb 9, 1937Cassville, MO, US
Akira Ejiri30LL5' 10.0"178Jan 10, 1943Takahagi, Ibaraki, JP
Shinichi Eto35RR5' 10.0"176Oct 6, 1937Yamaga, Kumamoto, JP
Hisaaki Fukushima26RR5' 10.0"185Apr 10, 1947Higashi Muro-gun, Wakayama, JP
Tadashi Furuta26RR5' 8.0"143Jul 31, 1946Yamaguchi, JP
Masaji Hiramatsu25RR5' 9.0"162Sep 19, 1947Takahashi, Okayama, JP
Ichiro Hiraoka27LL5' 8.0"156Aug 14, 1945Odawara, Kanagawa, JP
Isao Ito31RR5' 11.0"176May 14, 1942Sendai, Miyagi, JP
Koji Kobayashi22RR5' 10.0"162Sep 8, 1950Fukuoka, JP
Akihito Kondo35RR5' 6.0"143Apr 1, 1938Takamatsu, Kagawa, JP
Tadakatsu Kotani28RR5' 10.0"182Apr 8, 1945Akashi, Hyogo, JP
Masaaki Koyama38RR6' 0.0"160Jul 28, 1934Takasago, Hyogo, JP
Hiroshi Kurahashi27RR5' 8.0"145Jun 2, 1946Miyagi, JP
Masakatsu Kusaka28RR5' 8.0"176Oct 17, 1944Ishimaki, Miyagi, JP
Shigekuni Mashiba21LL5' 10.0"178Nov 15, 1951Ozu, Shiga, JP
Makoto Matsubara29RR6' 0.0"178Jan 13, 1944Iino, Saitama, JP
Kosuke Matsuoka30RR5' 7.0"167Feb 9, 1943Kumamoto, Kumamoto, JP
Hideo Matsushima21RR5' 10.0"154Jul 24, 1951Shizuoka, JP
Hideaki Miyahara30LL5' 8.0"170Sep 3, 1942Chiba, JP
Keiji Nagasaki23LL5' 10.0"176May 13, 1950Haruno-machi, Kochi, JP
Masayuki Nakatsuka28LL5' 8.0"176Jun 29, 1945Takamatsu, Kagawa, JP
Yoshio Noguchi25RR5' 8.0"167May 5, 1948Kumamoto, JP
Hideyuki Okue22RR5' 11.0"162Aug 11, 1950Okayama, Okayama, JP
Yukio Osada34LL5' 10.0"189Feb 24, 1939Minami Tsuru-gun, Yamanashi, JP
Katsuji Sakai35RR5' 11.0"158Mar 21, 1938Fukuoka, JP
Shozo Shigematsu33RR5' 5.0"158Jan 5, 1940Imabari, Ehime, JP
Gentaro Shimada33RR5' 10.0"182Aug 25, 1939Miyagi, JP
Hiroyoshi Shimizu22RR5' 10.0"165Jul 4, 1950Tokyo, JP
John Sipin26RR6' 1.0"175Aug 29, 1946Watsonville, CA, US
Yoshihiro Takagaki24RR5' 10.0"170Nov 6, 1948Tottori, JP
Shigeyuki Takahashi28RR6' 2.0"190May 16, 1945Asahi, Chiba, JP
Kazuyoshi Takemura23RR5' 11.0"162Dec 19, 1949Aki-gun, Kochi, JP
Hiroaki Takeuchi19RR5' 8.0"165Oct 22, 1953Tano-gun, Gunma, JP
Kiyoshi Tanioka22RR5' 8.0"176Apr 11, 1951Ipponmatsu-machi, Gunma, JP
Tatsuo Uzawa20RR5' 9.0"160Jul 13, 1952Togane, Chiba, JP
Fujio Yamaguchi30RR5' 7.0"162Jul 16, 1942Kagawa, JP
Tsuneyoshi Yamamoto33RR5' 7.0"167Mar 20, 1940Fukuoka, JP
Ritsuo Yamashita28RR5' 11.0"165Oct 20, 1944Minami Uwa-gun, Ehime, JP
Toshikazu Yano23RR5' 8.0"158Apr 21, 1950Omuta, Fukuoka, JP
Keisaburo Yoneda30RR5' 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.