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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
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 Clete Boyer 36 86 333 306 22 69 13 0 14 39 0 2 24 43 .225 .280 .405 .685 124 13 0 1 2 1
2 Akira Ejiri* 30 122 474 433 54 126 18 1 15 44 8 3 27 41 .291 .340 .441 .781 191 8 8 1 5 0
3 Shinichi Eto 35 111 405 365 30 103 7 0 15 44 2 3 38 33 .282 .351 .425 .775 155 20 1 0 1 5
4 Hisaaki Fukushima 26 31 27 27 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 .148 .148 .148 .296 4 0 0 0 0 0
5 Tadashi Furuta 26 55 28 23 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 .304 .385 .304 .689 7 0 0 2 0 0
6 Masaji Hiramatsu 25 49 68 62 4 11 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 18 .177 .215 .177 .393 11 0 2 3 0 0
7 Ichiro Hiraoka* 27 24 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
8 Isao Ito 31 130 451 394 31 93 14 0 11 35 2 3 45 72 .236 .321 .355 .676 140 11 5 5 2 6
9 Koji Kobayashi 22 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Akihito Kondo 35 32 54 45 4 9 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 4 .200 .250 .200 .450 9 1 0 6 0 0
11 Tadakatsu Kotani 28 37 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Masaaki Koyama 38 15 19 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 .063 .118 .063 .180 1 1 0 2 0 0
13 Masakatsu Kusaka 28 43 74 67 8 16 4 0 0 1 0 0 7 7 .239 .311 .299 .609 20 1 0 0 0 0
14 Makoto Matsubara 29 130 538 507 55 141 24 0 24 78 3 0 19 54 .278 .305 .467 .772 237 20 4 0 8 1
15 Kosuke Matsuoka 30 63 120 108 5 15 0 1 0 4 1 1 7 15 .139 .205 .157 .363 17 4 2 3 0 0
16 Hideo Matsushima 21 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Hideaki Miyahara* 30 32 31 30 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .133 .161 .167 .328 5 1 0 0 0 0
18 Keiji Nagasaki* 23 75 220 203 28 45 8 0 2 7 4 1 12 43 .222 .274 .291 .565 59 4 3 1 1 1
19 Masayuki Nakatsuka* 28 95 325 284 38 83 11 2 1 9 2 4 36 33 .292 .375 .356 .730 101 3 2 2 1 0
20 Yoshio Noguchi 25 37 7 6 10 1 0 0 0 0 9 3 1 1 .167 .286 .167 .452 1 1 0 0 0 0
21 Yukio Osada* 34 45 47 42 1 10 2 0 1 7 0 0 5 8 .238 .319 .357 .676 15 0 0 0 0 0
22 Katsuji Sakai 35 30 46 40 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 18 .100 .119 .100 .219 4 1 0 4 1 0
23 Shozo Shigematsu 33 88 197 179 16 39 1 0 4 17 0 0 9 20 .218 .260 .291 .551 52 2 2 5 2 0
24 Gentaro Shimada 33 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 Hiroyoshi Shimizu 22 24 9 9 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 .111 .111 .111 .222 1 0 0 0 0 0
26 John Sipin 26 123 521 478 70 141 22 0 33 75 4 1 38 65 .295 .347 .548 .896 262 24 2 0 3 5
27 Yoshihiro Takagaki 24 23 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 Shigeyuki Takahashi 28 44 66 59 0 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 23 .153 .164 .169 .333 10 3 0 5 1 0
29 Kazuyoshi Takemura 23 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Hiroaki Takeuchi 19 38 52 47 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 .191 .191 .191 .383 9 0 0 5 0 0
31 Tatsuo Uzawa 20 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 Fujio Yamaguchi 30 62 171 152 11 23 3 2 1 3 3 1 8 16 .151 .194 .217 .411 33 1 0 11 0 0
33 Tsuneyoshi Yamamoto 33 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 Ritsuo Yamashita 28 42 63 54 4 8 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 17 .148 .179 .241 .419 13 0 0 7 0 0
35 Toshikazu Yano 23 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 Keisaburo Yoneda 30 113 383 363 20 77 11 2 3 21 5 5 14 57 .212 .245 .278 .523 101 6 2 3 1 0
36 Players 29.7 130 4749 4318 423 1049 140 9 125 399 45 29 303 630 .243 .296 .366 .662 1582 125 33 67 28 19
* - 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 Masaji Hiramatsu 25 17 11 .607 3.03 49 19 23 9 1 207.2 180 78 70 15 56 8 110 4 0 0 842 1.136 7.8 0.7 2.4 4.8 1.96
2 Ichiro Hiraoka* 27 1 2 .333 4.78 24 2 5 0 0 26.1 30 16 14 3 16 1 13 1 0 1 118 1.747 10.3 1.0 5.5 4.4 0.81
3 Tadakatsu Kotani 28 0 3 .000 3.23 37 3 18 0 0 64.0 53 24 23 6 30 2 43 2 0 0 270 1.297 7.5 0.8 4.2 6.0 1.43
4 Masaaki Koyama 38 4 4 .500 2.54 15 11 2 2 2 74.1 64 24 21 6 15 0 40 4 0 0 298 1.063 7.7 0.7 1.8 4.8 2.67
5 Hiroshi Kurahashi 27 0 0 3.00 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 2 3 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 12 1.333 6.0 0.0 6.0 6.0 1.00
6 Shigekuni Mashiba* 21 0 0 4.50 2 0 2 0 0 2.0 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 2.500 18.0 4.5 4.5 0.0 0.00
7 Hideo Matsushima 21 0 0 2.00 4 0 2 0 0 9.0 4 2 2 2 3 0 4 0 0 0 33 0.778 4.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 1.33
8 Hideyuki Okue 22 0 0 18.00 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 3 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 3.000 27.0 18.0 0.0 9.0
9 Katsuji Sakai 35 7 9 .438 3.23 30 25 4 1 0 147.2 122 56 53 17 45 3 62 8 1 2 600 1.131 7.4 1.0 2.7 3.8 1.38
10 Gentaro Shimada 33 0 0 5.14 9 1 3 0 0 14.0 22 15 8 0 13 0 8 7 0 0 83 2.500 14.1 0.0 8.4 5.1 0.62
11 Yoshihiro Takagaki 24 0 0 4.93 23 0 6 0 0 38.1 43 22 21 5 16 0 16 3 0 0 170 1.539 10.1 1.2 3.8 3.8 1.00
12 Shigeyuki Takahashi 28 9 11 .450 2.70 44 25 8 10 4 206.1 173 71 62 18 43 6 129 6 3 1 826 1.047 7.5 0.8 1.9 5.6 3.00
13 Kazuyoshi Takemura 23 0 0 5.91 9 0 3 0 0 10.2 12 7 7 2 1 0 11 1 0 0 45 1.219 10.1 1.7 0.8 9.3 11.00
14 Hiroaki Takeuchi 19 9 13 .409 3.58 38 21 5 6 2 166.0 152 72 66 11 72 5 69 2 0 6 693 1.349 8.2 0.6 3.9 3.7 0.96
15 Tatsuo Uzawa 20 0 1 .000 15.00 2 0 1 0 0 3.0 4 5 5 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 18 3.000 12.0 3.0 15.0 0.0 0.00
16 Ritsuo Yamashita 28 13 10 .565 3.37 42 23 12 8 2 192.1 184 80 72 20 56 10 91 7 0 0 782 1.248 8.6 0.9 2.6 4.3 1.63
16 Players 27.4 60 64 .484 3.30 130 130 94 36 13 1165.2 1052 480 428 109 374 37 599 45 4 10 4806 1.223 8.1 0.8 2.9 4.6 1.60
* - 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

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Isao Ito 130 0.00
Hisaaki Fukushima 17 0.00
Tsuneyoshi Yamamoto 3 0.00

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Makoto Matsubara 130 0.00
Clete Boyer 86 0.00
Masayuki Nakatsuka 4 0.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
John Sipin 122 0.00
Kosuke Matsuoka 5 0.00
Fujio Yamaguchi 5 0.00
Akihito Kondo 2 0.00
Yoshio Noguchi 2 0.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Kosuke Matsuoka 39 0.00
Keisaburo Yoneda 27 0.00
Hiroyoshi Shimizu 3 0.00
Akihito Kondo 1 0.00
Makoto Matsubara 1 0.00
John Sipin 1 0.00
Kiyoshi Tanioka 1 0.00
Fujio Yamaguchi 1 0.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Keisaburo Yoneda 98 0.00
Fujio Yamaguchi 55 0.00
Hiroyoshi Shimizu 9 0.00
Kosuke Matsuoka 7 0.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Akira Ejiri 117 0.00
Shinichi Eto 105 0.00
Masayuki Nakatsuka 81 0.00
Shozo Shigematsu 74 0.00
Keiji Nagasaki 50 0.00
Tadashi Furuta 48 0.00
Masakatsu Kusaka 27 0.00
Koji Kobayashi 8 0.00
Akihito Kondo 8 0.00
Yoshio Noguchi 6 0.00
Yukio Osada 3 0.00
Hideo Matsushima 1 0.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Masaji Hiramatsu 49 0.00
Shigeyuki Takahashi 44 0.00
Ritsuo Yamashita 42 0.00
Hiroaki Takeuchi 38 0.00
Tadakatsu Kotani 37 0.00
Katsuji Sakai 30 0.00
Ichiro Hiraoka 24 0.00
Yoshihiro Takagaki 23 0.00
Masaaki Koyama 15 0.00
Gentaro Shimada 9 0.00
Kazuyoshi Takemura 9 0.00
Hideo Matsushima 4 0.00
Shigekuni Mashiba 2 0.00
Tatsuo Uzawa 2 0.00
Hiroshi Kurahashi 1 0.00
Hideyuki Okue 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Clete Boyer 36 R R 6' 0.0" 165 Feb 9, 1937 Cassville, MO, US
Akira Ejiri 30 L L 5' 10.0" 178 Jan 10, 1943 Takahagi, Ibaraki, JP
Shinichi Eto 35 R R 5' 10.0" 176 Oct 6, 1937 Yamaga, Kumamoto, JP
Hisaaki Fukushima 26 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Apr 10, 1947 Higashi Muro-gun, Wakayama, JP
Tadashi Furuta 26 R R 5' 8.0" 143 Jul 31, 1946 Yamaguchi, JP
Masaji Hiramatsu 25 R R 5' 9.0" 162 Sep 19, 1947 Takahashi, Okayama, JP
Ichiro Hiraoka 27 L L 5' 8.0" 156 Aug 14, 1945 Odawara, Kanagawa, JP
Isao Ito 31 R R 5' 11.0" 176 May 14, 1942 Sendai, Miyagi, JP
Koji Kobayashi 22 R R 5' 10.0" 162 Sep 8, 1950 Fukuoka, JP
Akihito Kondo 35 R R 5' 6.0" 143 Apr 1, 1938 Takamatsu, Kagawa, JP
Tadakatsu Kotani 28 R R 5' 10.0" 182 Apr 8, 1945 Akashi, Hyogo, JP
Masaaki Koyama 38 R R 6' 0.0" 160 Jul 28, 1934 Takasago, Hyogo, JP
Hiroshi Kurahashi 27 R R 5' 8.0" 145 Jun 2, 1946 Miyagi, JP
Masakatsu Kusaka 28 R R 5' 8.0" 176 Oct 17, 1944 Ishimaki, Miyagi, JP
Shigekuni Mashiba 21 L L 5' 10.0" 178 Nov 15, 1951 Ozu, Shiga, JP
Makoto Matsubara 29 R R 6' 0.0" 178 Jan 13, 1944 Iino, Saitama, JP
Kosuke Matsuoka 30 R R 5' 7.0" 167 Feb 9, 1943 Kumamoto, Kumamoto, JP
Hideo Matsushima 21 R R 5' 10.0" 154 Jul 24, 1951 Shizuoka, JP
Hideaki Miyahara 30 L L 5' 8.0" 170 Sep 3, 1942 Chiba, JP
Keiji Nagasaki 23 L L 5' 10.0" 176 May 13, 1950 Haruno-machi, Kochi, JP
Masayuki Nakatsuka 28 L L 5' 8.0" 176 Jun 29, 1945 Takamatsu, Kagawa, JP
Yoshio Noguchi 25 R R 5' 8.0" 167 May 5, 1948 Kumamoto, JP
Hideyuki Okue 22 R R 5' 11.0" 162 Aug 11, 1950 Okayama, Okayama, JP
Yukio Osada 34 L L 5' 10.0" 189 Feb 24, 1939 Minami Tsuru-gun, Yamanashi, JP
Katsuji Sakai 35 R R 5' 11.0" 158 Mar 21, 1938 Fukuoka, JP
Shozo Shigematsu 33 R R 5' 5.0" 158 Jan 5, 1940 Imabari, Ehime, JP
Gentaro Shimada 33 R R 5' 10.0" 182 Aug 25, 1939 Miyagi, JP
Hiroyoshi Shimizu 22 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Jul 4, 1950 Tokyo, JP
John Sipin 26 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Aug 29, 1946 Watsonville, CA, US
Yoshihiro Takagaki 24 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Nov 6, 1948 Tottori, JP
Shigeyuki Takahashi 28 R R 6' 2.0" 190 May 16, 1945 Asahi, Chiba, JP
Kazuyoshi Takemura 23 R R 5' 11.0" 162 Dec 19, 1949 Aki-gun, Kochi, JP
Hiroaki Takeuchi 19 R R 5' 8.0" 165 Oct 22, 1953 Tano-gun, Gunma, JP
Kiyoshi Tanioka 22 R R 5' 8.0" 176 Apr 11, 1951 Ipponmatsu-machi, Gunma, JP
Tatsuo Uzawa 20 R R 5' 9.0" 160 Jul 13, 1952 Togane, Chiba, JP
Fujio Yamaguchi 30 R R 5' 7.0" 162 Jul 16, 1942 Kagawa, JP
Tsuneyoshi Yamamoto 33 R R 5' 7.0" 167 Mar 20, 1940 Fukuoka, JP
Ritsuo Yamashita 28 R R 5' 11.0" 165 Oct 20, 1944 Minami Uwa-gun, Ehime, JP
Toshikazu Yano 23 R R 5' 8.0" 158 Apr 21, 1950 Omuta, Fukuoka, JP
Keisaburo Yoneda 30 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.