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1975 Taiyo Whales

1975 > Class Foreign > 1975 Japan Central League
Overall: 51-69
Scored 484 runs, Allowed 548 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 53-67

Manager: Noboru Akiyama
Represented: Kawasaki, JP
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1974 / 1976

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 Clete Boyer 38 116 426 401 38 92 10 1 20 63 1 1 21 52 .229 .269 .409 .678 164 16 1 2 1 0
2 Akira Ejiri* 32 123 474 430 48 119 12 2 7 36 6 4 22 30 .277 .317 .363 .680 156 8 5 14 3 3
3 Hisaaki Fukushima 28 101 264 251 23 67 7 0 10 29 1 2 3 22 .267 .293 .414 .707 104 5 7 1 2 1
4 Masaji Hiramatsu 27 28 69 65 5 16 2 0 3 12 0 0 1 22 .246 .254 .415 .669 27 2 0 2 1 0
5 Isao Ito 33 116 345 321 24 84 12 3 10 36 2 2 18 52 .262 .300 .411 .711 132 14 0 5 1 4
6 Akira Kawahara 26 27 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
7 Mitsuru Koganemaru 27 17 16 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .063 .063 .063 .125 1 0 0 0 0 0
8 Tadakatsu Kotani 30 36 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
9 Shigekuni Mashiba* 23 44 44 37 3 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 14 .108 .128 .108 .236 4 0 0 5 1 0
10 Makoto Matsubara 31 126 526 486 68 136 23 0 23 83 9 2 36 40 .280 .329 .469 .798 228 14 1 0 3 0
11 Kosuke Matsuoka 32 60 58 54 6 12 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 6 .222 .263 .278 .541 15 0 0 1 0 0
12 Chikara Morinaka# 35 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Keiji Nagasaki* 25 122 468 406 48 107 17 3 12 42 11 9 51 91 .264 .351 .409 .760 166 5 4 7 0 3
14 Masayuki Nakatsuka* 30 128 568 507 60 131 13 4 6 29 33 12 55 42 .258 .332 .335 .667 170 3 1 5 0 2
15 Yoshio Noguchi 27 41 8 6 10 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 3 .000 .143 .000 .143 0 0 0 1 0 0
16 Hideyuki Okue 24 41 22 18 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .222 .222 .222 .444 4 0 0 4 0 0
17 Yukio Osada* 36 70 90 84 3 22 3 0 2 16 0 0 4 13 .262 .300 .369 .669 31 2 1 0 1 0
18 Katsuji Sakai 37 26 52 48 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 30 .063 .082 .083 .165 4 0 0 3 0 0
19 Shozo Shigematsu 35 56 86 77 6 20 4 1 2 6 0 2 6 8 .260 .321 .416 .737 32 4 1 2 0 0
20 John Sipin 28 130 537 501 73 148 17 1 34 82 1 4 34 69 .295 .341 .537 .878 269 16 1 0 1 6
21 Tomotaka Sugiyama 27 28 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Yoshikazu Takagi* 26 12 25 22 1 6 4 0 0 1 0 1 2 6 .273 .360 .455 .815 10 0 1 0 0 0
23 Shigeyuki Takahashi 30 31 40 34 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 .088 .088 .088 .176 3 0 0 6 0 0
24 Hiroaki Takeuchi 21 28 24 19 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .053 .100 .053 .153 1 0 0 4 0 0
25 Kiyoshi Tanioka 24 46 32 31 3 4 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 6 .129 .156 .161 .318 5 0 0 0 0 0
26 Yasuhiko Tsuji 33 31 34 31 1 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 6 .161 .235 .258 .493 8 0 0 0 0 0
27 Tatsuo Uzawa 22 12 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 Daisuke Yamashita 23 103 257 222 28 55 12 2 3 10 6 4 21 37 .248 .324 .360 .684 80 4 5 7 2 2
29 Ritsuo Yamashita 30 32 44 41 2 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 13 .146 .167 .171 .337 7 0 0 2 0 0
30 Toshikazu Yano 25 57 39 34 10 5 1 0 1 2 3 1 2 8 .147 .194 .265 .459 9 0 0 3 0 0
31 Keisaburo Yoneda 32 83 193 178 19 33 5 1 3 12 2 2 9 43 .185 .228 .275 .503 49 3 1 4 1 1
31 Players 30.0 130 4774 4350 484 1084 146 19 137 467 78 48 298 655 .249 .301 .386 .687 1679 96 29 80 17 22
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 27 12 10 .545 3.24 28 22 4 9 1 2 172.1 145 71 62 25 50 1 134 6 0 1 696 1.132 7.6 1.3 2.6 7.0 2.68
2 Akira Kawahara 26 2 2 .500 3.53 27 4 14 0 0 0 58.2 50 23 23 7 15 1 45 2 0 0 234 1.108 7.7 1.1 2.3 6.9 3.00
3 Tadakatsu Kotani 30 3 4 .429 2.87 36 0 22 0 0 2 59.2 49 21 19 8 26 5 44 0 1 3 244 1.257 7.4 1.2 3.9 6.6 1.69
4 Shigekuni Mashiba* 23 6 7 .462 4.19 44 17 6 5 3 0 137.1 142 67 64 13 70 3 76 4 0 0 611 1.544 9.3 0.9 4.6 5.0 1.09
5 Shiro Miyamoto* 23 0 0 0.00 7 0 0 0 0 0 7.1 8 1 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 33 1.636 9.8 0.0 4.9 2.5 0.50
6 Chikara Morinaka 35 1 1 .500 5.61 17 1 13 0 0 1 25.2 29 18 16 3 11 0 18 2 0 1 114 1.558 10.2 1.1 3.9 6.3 1.64
7 Takashi Nemoto 21 0 0 3.86 4 0 1 0 0 0 4.2 4 2 2 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 21 1.286 7.7 0.0 3.9 5.8 1.50
8 Hideyuki Okue 24 5 3 .625 4.82 41 2 16 0 0 3 84.0 81 47 45 13 43 1 47 8 0 0 368 1.476 8.7 1.4 4.6 5.0 1.09
9 Katsuji Sakai 37 6 12 .333 3.86 26 25 2 3 1 0 142.1 151 76 61 22 58 6 60 10 0 0 623 1.468 9.5 1.4 3.7 3.8 1.03
10 Tomotaka Sugiyama 27 2 4 .333 4.16 28 7 10 0 0 1 67.0 63 33 31 6 41 4 68 3 0 4 294 1.552 8.5 0.8 5.5 9.1 1.66
11 Yoshihiro Takagaki 26 0 0 4.50 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.0 3 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 16 1.000 6.8 4.5 2.2 2.2 1.00
12 Shigeyuki Takahashi 30 5 12 .294 3.19 30 20 5 1 0 1 135.1 135 52 48 13 43 4 54 5 1 2 566 1.315 9.0 0.9 2.9 3.6 1.26
13 Hiroaki Takeuchi 21 2 5 .286 5.78 27 12 8 1 0 0 81.0 95 53 52 7 49 2 29 4 0 5 369 1.778 10.6 0.8 5.4 3.2 0.59
14 Tatsuo Uzawa 22 0 1 .000 4.50 12 1 5 0 0 1 30.0 31 15 15 5 15 0 25 1 0 0 131 1.533 9.3 1.5 4.5 7.5 1.67
15 Ritsuo Yamashita 30 7 8 .467 4.30 32 19 4 1 1 1 138.0 154 67 66 14 52 5 66 4 0 0 595 1.493 10.0 0.9 3.4 4.3 1.27
15 Players 27.6 51 69 .425 3.93 130 130 110 20 8 12 1147.1 1140 548 501 138 480 32 672 50 2 16 4915 1.412 8.9 1.1 3.8 5.3 1.40

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 84 0.00
Hisaaki Fukushima 68 0.00
Yasuhiko Tsuji 25 0.00
Mitsuru Koganemaru 2 0.00

1B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Makoto Matsubara 125 0.00
Clete Boyer 114 0.00
Hisaaki Fukushima 6 0.00
Masayuki Nakatsuka 5 0.00
Isao Ito 2 0.00
Katsuji Sakai 1 0.00

2B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
John Sipin 128 0.00
Kosuke Matsuoka 11 0.00
Makoto Matsubara 1 0.00

3B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Kiyoshi Tanioka 41 0.00
Kosuke Matsuoka 31 0.00
Hisaaki Fukushima 7 0.00
Keisaburo Yoneda 2 0.00
Isao Ito 1 0.00
Makoto Matsubara 1 0.00
Hideyuki Okue 1 0.00

SS

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Daisuke Yamashita 98 0.00
Keisaburo Yoneda 81 0.00
Kosuke Matsuoka 5 0.00
Kiyoshi Tanioka 3 0.00

OF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Masayuki Nakatsuka 126 0.00
Keiji Nagasaki 120 0.00
Akira Ejiri 116 0.00
Toshikazu Yano 37 0.00
Shozo Shigematsu 23 0.00
Isao Ito 16 0.00
Yukio Osada 11 0.00
Yoshio Noguchi 9 0.00
Yoshikazu Takagi 5 0.00
Shigeyuki Takahashi 1 0.00
Hiroaki Takeuchi 1 0.00

P

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Shigekuni Mashiba 44 0.00
Hideyuki Okue 41 0.00
Tadakatsu Kotani 36 0.00
Ritsuo Yamashita 32 0.00
Shigeyuki Takahashi 30 0.00
Masaji Hiramatsu 28 0.00
Tomotaka Sugiyama 28 0.00
Akira Kawahara 27 0.00
Hiroaki Takeuchi 27 0.00
Katsuji Sakai 26 0.00
Chikara Morinaka 17 0.00
Tatsuo Uzawa 12 0.00
Shiro Miyamoto 7 0.00
Takashi Nemoto 4 0.00
Yoshihiro Takagaki 2 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Clete Boyer 38 R R 6' 0.0" 165 Feb 9, 1937 Cassville, MO, US
Akira Ejiri 32 L L 5' 10.0" 178 Jan 10, 1943 Takahagi, Ibaraki, JP
Hisaaki Fukushima 28 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Apr 10, 1947 Higashi Muro-gun, Wakayama, JP
Masaji Hiramatsu 27 R R 5' 9.0" 162 Sep 19, 1947 Takahashi, Okayama, JP
Isao Ito 33 R R 5' 11.0" 176 May 14, 1942 Sendai, Miyagi, JP
Akira Kawahara 26 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Jun 10, 1949 Oita, JP
Mitsuru Koganemaru 27 R R 5' 10.0" 171 Jan 16, 1948 Fukuoka, JP
Tadakatsu Kotani 30 R R 5' 10.0" 182 Apr 8, 1945 Akashi, Hyogo, JP
Shigekuni Mashiba 23 L L 5' 10.0" 178 Nov 15, 1951 Ozu, Shiga, JP
Makoto Matsubara 31 R R 6' 0.0" 178 Jan 13, 1944 Iino, Saitama, JP
Kosuke Matsuoka 32 R R 5' 7.0" 167 Feb 9, 1943 Kumamoto, Kumamoto, JP
Shiro Miyamoto 23 L L 5' 10.0" 143 May 28, 1952 Matsuzaka, Mie, JP
Chikara Morinaka 35 S R 5' 9.0" 162 Oct 20, 1939 Nara, JP
Keiji Nagasaki 25 L L 5' 10.0" 176 May 13, 1950 Haruno-machi, Kochi, JP
Masayuki Nakatsuka 30 L L 5' 8.0" 176 Jun 29, 1945 Takamatsu, Kagawa, JP
Takashi Nemoto 21 R R 5' 9.0" 160 Jun 14, 1954 Chiba, JP
Yoshio Noguchi 27 R R 5' 8.0" 167 May 5, 1948 Kumamoto, JP
Hideyuki Okue 24 R R 5' 11.0" 162 Aug 11, 1950 Okayama, Okayama, JP
Yukio Osada 36 L L 5' 10.0" 189 Feb 24, 1939 Minami Tsuru-gun, Yamanashi, JP
Katsuji Sakai 37 R R 5' 11.0" 158 Mar 21, 1938 Fukuoka, JP
Shozo Shigematsu 35 R R 5' 5.0" 158 Jan 5, 1940 Imabari, Ehime, JP
John Sipin 28 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Aug 29, 1946 Watsonville, CA, US
Tomotaka Sugiyama 27 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Aug 22, 1947 Shizuoka, JP
Yoshihiro Takagaki 26 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Nov 6, 1948 Tottori, JP
Yoshikazu Takagi 26 L L 5' 10.0" 180 Mar 13, 1949 Aiko-gun, Kanagawa, JP
Shigeyuki Takahashi 30 R R 6' 2.0" 190 May 16, 1945 Asahi, Chiba, JP
Hiroaki Takeuchi 21 R R 5' 8.0" 165 Oct 22, 1953 Tano-gun, Gunma, JP
Kiyoshi Tanioka 24 R R 5' 8.0" 176 Apr 11, 1951 Ipponmatsu-machi, Gunma, JP
Yasuhiko Tsuji 33 R R 5' 7.0" 182 Jun 18, 1942 Nagoya, Aichi, JP
Tatsuo Uzawa 22 R R 5' 9.0" 160 Jul 13, 1952 Togane, Chiba, JP
Daisuke Yamashita 23 R R 5' 9.0" 171 Mar 5, 1952 Shimizu, Shizuoka, JP
Ritsuo Yamashita 30 R R 5' 11.0" 165 Oct 20, 1944 Minami Uwa-gun, Ehime, JP
Toshikazu Yano 25 R R 5' 8.0" 158 Apr 21, 1950 Omuta, Fukuoka, JP
Keisaburo Yoneda 32 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.