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1953 Yomiuri Giants

1953 > Class Foreign > 1953 Japan Central League
Overall: 87-37
Scored 667 runs, Allowed 392 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 90-34

Manager: Shigeru Mizuhara
Represented: Tokyo, JP
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1952 / 1954

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 Takehiko Bessho 30 33 78 75 6 18 4 1 1 7 0 0 2 10 .240 .260 .360 .620 27 1 0 1
2 Shigeru Chiba 34 120 537 462 87 148 31 1 12 80 3 9 55 46 .320 .394 .470 .864 217 15 1 19
3 Hideo Fujimoto 35 29 83 74 9 21 4 0 1 11 0 0 3 8 .284 .312 .378 .690 28 5 0 6
4 Shigeru Fujio 18 16 17 12 3 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 5 0 .167 .412 .167 .578 2 0 0 0
5 Kazuo Higasa 33 96 311 270 45 69 12 0 12 42 5 5 41 39 .256 .354 .433 .787 117 5 0 0
6 Saburo Hirai 29 120 533 471 97 137 23 4 11 65 21 12 55 27 .291 .367 .427 .794 201 9 2 5
7 Jun Hirota? 27 115 434 385 52 93 17 0 5 39 4 1 33 36 .242 .311 .325 .636 125 5 6 10
8 Yasuo Inoue 22 5 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0
9 Masanori Iritani 24 29 76 70 10 16 3 1 0 6 0 0 4 12 .229 .270 .300 .570 21 1 0 2
10 Takashi Iwamoto 23 109 319 284 35 72 8 6 7 46 11 6 24 34 .254 .314 .398 .712 113 9 1 10
11 Masayuki Kasahara 20 8 5 5 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .600 .600 .800 1.400 4 0 0 0
12 Bunji Kashiwaeda? 28 89 242 220 42 75 16 2 9 57 6 3 20 20 .341 .396 .555 .950 122 6 0 2
13 Tetsuharu Kawakami* 33 121 518 467 74 162 26 6 6 77 22 8 44 14 .347 .411 .467 .878 218 10 7 0
14 Hiroyoshi Komatsubara 29 20 35 30 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 3 .133 .235 .167 .402 5 0 0 1
15 Yasuo Kusunoki 33 26 55 50 6 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 .160 .222 .180 .402 9 0 0 1
16 Kiyoshi Matsuda* 22 11 16 15 4 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .533 .867 8 1 0 1
17 Yuko Minamimura 36 123 507 459 64 127 21 1 5 49 19 7 27 24 .277 .321 .359 .681 165 8 3 18
18 Masayoshi Miura 19 5 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500 2 0 0 0
19 Hirofumi Naito 22 38 45 40 7 8 1 0 0 4 3 1 3 4 .200 .256 .225 .481 9 0 0 2
20 Mamoru Nakajima* 22 19 13 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .167 .231 .167 .397 2 0 0 0
21 Hiroshi Nakao* 33 34 72 59 6 11 0 0 0 4 0 0 7 20 .186 .284 .186 .470 11 1 1 5
22 Takumi Otomo 28 43 117 102 15 26 6 0 0 6 0 0 1 16 .255 .262 .314 .576 32 1 0 14
23 Minoru Suzuki 23 16 12 10 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 .200 .273 .600 .873 6 1 0 1
24 Fukuzo Tada 31 7 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 .333 .600 .333 .933 1 1 1 0
25 Meiji Tezuka 31 55 68 62 5 12 1 0 0 9 1 0 3 4 .194 .242 .210 .452 13 1 1 2
26 Mitsuo Uno 36 97 347 318 32 86 18 2 4 53 5 1 24 29 .270 .324 .377 .701 120 11 1 4
27 Wally Yonamine* 28 104 435 365 58 112 24 2 6 54 13 5 57 33 .307 .405 .433 .838 158 9 3 10
27 Players 30.5 125 4857 4324 667 1222 221 27 80 616 114 59 419 392 .283 .346 .402 .748 1737 100 114 0
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 Takehiko Bessho 30 16 8 .667 2.63 32 23 8 16 4 191.1 179 70 56 10 43 75 5 0 3 781 1.160 8.4 0.5 2.0 3.5 1.74
2 Hideo Fujimoto 35 17 6 .739 2.08 29 25 4 13 3 198.2 166 60 46 9 30 73 1 0 0 777 0.987 7.5 0.4 1.4 3.3 2.43
3 Yasuo Inoue 22 0 0 6.35 5 1 2 0 0 5.2 5 4 4 1 4 5 1 0 0 27 1.588 7.9 1.6 6.4 7.9 1.25
4 Masanori Iritani 24 11 7 .611 2.37 29 19 4 10 2 174.1 159 61 46 14 44 63 1 1 0 716 1.164 8.2 0.7 2.3 3.3 1.43
5 Masayuki Kasahara 20 1 0 1.000 3.31 8 1 4 1 0 16.1 17 7 6 1 3 7 0 0 1 65 1.224 9.4 0.6 1.7 3.9 2.33
6 Kiyoshi Matsuda* 22 0 1 .000 4.32 11 1 5 0 0 33.1 30 17 16 3 9 9 1 0 1 138 1.170 8.1 0.8 2.4 2.4 1.00
7 Masayoshi Miura 19 0 0 8.22 5 0 0 0 0 7.2 13 8 7 1 4 1 0 0 0 40 2.217 15.3 1.2 4.7 1.2 0.25
8 Hiroshi Nakao* 33 14 8 .636 2.72 34 20 9 6 2 181.2 157 76 55 5 40 68 2 0 0 734 1.084 7.8 0.2 2.0 3.4 1.70
9 Takumi Otomo 28 27 6 .818 1.86 43 29 11 22 3 281.1 199 65 58 13 63 173 1 1 1 1076 0.931 6.4 0.4 2.0 5.5 2.75
10 Minoru Suzuki 23 1 0 1.000 1.89 16 4 9 0 0 38.0 36 14 8 2 20 11 0 0 3 167 1.474 8.5 0.5 4.7 2.6 0.55
11 Fukuzo Tada 31 0 1 .000 19.29 4 2 1 0 0 4.2 10 10 10 1 7 3 0 0 0 31 3.643 19.3 1.9 13.5 5.8 0.43
11 Players 28.8 87 37 .702 2.48 125 125 57 68 19 1133.0 971 392 312 60 267 0 488 12 9 12 4552 1.093 7.7 0.5 2.1 3.9 1.83

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
Jun Hirota 114 0.00
Yasuo Kusunoki 22 0.00
Shigeru Fujio 13 0.00

1B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Tetsuharu Kawakami 117 0.00
Meiji Tezuka 27 0.00

2B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Shigeru Chiba 120 0.00
Bunji Kashiwaeda 11 0.00
Hirofumi Naito 7 0.00
Meiji Tezuka 4 0.00
Onpei Minami 1 0.00

3B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mitsuo Uno 95 0.00
Bunji Kashiwaeda 57 0.00
Meiji Tezuka 7 0.00

SS

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Saburo Hirai 120 0.00
Hirofumi Naito 12 0.00

OF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Yuko Minamimura 123 0.00
Takashi Iwamoto 104 0.00
Wally Yonamine 104 0.00
Kazuo Higasa 93 0.00
Hiroyoshi Komatsubara 18 0.00
Mamoru Nakajima 8 0.00
Hirofumi Naito 7 0.00
Fukuzo Tada 1 0.00

P

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Takumi Otomo 43 0.00
Hiroshi Nakao 34 0.00
Takehiko Bessho 32 0.00
Hideo Fujimoto 29 0.00
Masanori Iritani 29 0.00
Minoru Suzuki 16 0.00
Kiyoshi Matsuda 11 0.00
Masayuki Kasahara 8 0.00
Yasuo Inoue 5 0.00
Masayoshi Miura 5 0.00
Fukuzo Tada 4 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Takehiko Bessho 30 R R 5' 11.0" 187 Oct 1, 1922 Kobe, Hyogo, JP
Shigeru Chiba 34 R R 5' 6.0" 140 May 10, 1919 Saijo, Ehime, JP
Hideo Fujimoto 35 R R 5' 7.0" 143 May 10, 1918 Pusan, KR
Shigeru Fujio 18 R R 5' 8.0" 165 Oct 8, 1934 Nishinomiya, Hyogo, JP
Kazuo Higasa 33 R R 5' 9.0" 149 Mar 20, 1920 Sakade, Kagawa, JP
Saburo Hirai 29 R R 5' 6.0" 132 Sep 4, 1923 Tokushima, JP
Jun Hirota 27 Aug 3, 1925
Yasuo Inoue 22 R R 5' 10.0" 149 Jan 10, 1931 Wakayama, JP
Masanori Iritani 24 R R 5' 9.0" 136 Oct 15, 1928 Osaka, Osaka, JP
Takashi Iwamoto 23 R R 5' 7.0" 160 Apr 20, 1930 Tanabe, Wakayama, JP
Masayuki Kasahara 20 R R 5' 9.0" 143 Oct 9, 1932 Hakodate, Hokkaido, JP
Bunji Kashiwaeda 28 Feb 20, 1925
Tetsuharu Kawakami 33 L L 5' 8.0" 165 Mar 23, 1920 Kuma-gun, Kumamoto, JP
Hiroyoshi Komatsubara 29 R R 5' 9.0" 143 May 24, 1924 Yokohama, Kanagawa, JP
Yasuo Kusunoki 33 R R 5' 9.0" 154 Jun 21, 1920 Kagawa, JP
Kiyoshi Matsuda 22 L L 5' 7.0" 145 Dec 11, 1930 Hatsudai, Tokyo, JP
Onpei Minami 23 R R 5' 5.0" 132 Jan 6, 1930 Nishi Muro-gun, Wakayama, JP
Yuko Minamimura 36 R R 5' 9.0" 140 Apr 17, 1917 Osaka, JP
Masayoshi Miura 19 R R 5' 8.0" 170 Aug 23, 1933 Sannohe, Aomori, JP
Hirofumi Naito 22 R R 5' 8.0" 143 Jan 20, 1931 Kofu, Yamanashi, JP
Mamoru Nakajima 22 L L 5' 6.0" 147 Oct 20, 1930 Fukuoka, JP
Hiroshi Nakao 33 L L 5' 9.0" 156 Dec 1, 1919 Mie, JP
Takumi Otomo 28 R R 5' 9.0" 156 Feb 1, 1925 Hyogo, JP
Minoru Suzuki 23 R R 5' 7.0" 151 Oct 15, 1929 Niigata, Niigata, JP
Fukuzo Tada 31 R R 5' 9.0" 156 Jul 8, 1921 Nishinomiya, Hyogo, JP
Meiji Tezuka 31 R R 5' 10.0" 156 Oct 10, 1921 Azumi-gun, Nagano, JP
Mitsuo Uno 36 R R 5' 8.0" 149 Apr 10, 1917 Nagoya, Aichi, JP
Wally Yonamine 28 L L 5' 9.0" 180 Jun 24, 1925 Olowalu, HI, US

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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.