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1974 Taiyo Whales

1974 > Class Foreign > 1974 Japan Central League
Overall: 55-69
Scored 528 runs, Allowed 596 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 55-69

Manager: Takeshi Miyazaki
Represented: Kawasaki, JP
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1973 / 1975

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 37 118 458 432 44 122 16 1 19 65 0 0 22 48 .282 .317 .456 .773 197 13 1 1 2 0
2 Akira Ejiri* 31 120 464 426 54 120 9 4 10 37 4 2 29 34 .282 .331 .392 .723 167 6 3 5 1 0
3 Shinichi Eto 36 111 403 378 34 110 11 0 16 67 3 0 24 30 .291 .333 .447 .780 169 13 0 0 1 1
4 Hisaaki Fukushima 27 65 133 128 10 27 1 0 4 11 1 1 4 18 .211 .235 .313 .547 40 4 0 1 0 0
5 Tadashi Furuta 27 11 8 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .429 .333 .762 2 0 0 1 0 0
6 Masaji Hiramatsu 26 46 82 75 2 13 4 0 2 4 0 0 3 25 .173 .205 .307 .512 23 1 0 4 0 0
7 Isao Ito 32 93 257 235 20 51 4 2 9 24 1 2 16 40 .217 .273 .366 .639 86 7 3 1 2 1
8 Hiroshi Kito* 31 14 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Koji Kobayashi 23 48 22 20 6 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 4 .100 .182 .150 .332 3 0 0 0 0 0
10 Mitsuru Koganemaru 26 5 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .143 .143 .286 1 0 0 0 0 0
11 Tadakatsu Kotani 29 33 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Masakatsu Kusaka 29 29 27 26 1 5 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 .192 .222 .269 .491 7 1 1 0 0 0
13 Shigekuni Mashiba* 22 46 22 19 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 3 0 0
14 Makoto Matsubara 30 128 535 496 74 157 26 2 21 83 9 4 28 24 .317 .350 .504 .854 250 13 2 1 8 1
15 Kosuke Matsuoka 31 49 50 49 4 9 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 8 .184 .200 .204 .404 10 4 1 0 0 0
16 Keiji Nagasaki* 24 95 258 225 49 80 19 3 13 33 8 2 29 34 .356 .436 .640 1.076 144 4 3 1 0 3
17 Masayuki Nakatsuka* 29 129 542 481 76 140 24 3 5 37 28 14 53 38 .291 .360 .385 .745 185 10 0 6 2 2
18 Yoshio Noguchi 26 43 21 19 8 3 0 0 0 0 8 4 2 5 .158 .238 .158 .396 3 1 0 0 0 0
19 Hideyuki Okue 23 51 16 16 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .125 .125 .188 .313 3 0 0 0 0 0
20 Yukio Osada* 35 51 49 43 1 9 1 0 1 4 0 0 6 12 .209 .306 .302 .608 13 2 0 0 0 1
21 Katsuji Sakai 36 34 34 28 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 16 .071 .103 .071 .175 2 0 0 5 0 0
22 Ryuichiro Sato 23 10 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Shozo Shigematsu 34 77 104 97 14 21 3 0 3 9 0 0 3 13 .216 .238 .340 .578 33 2 0 3 1 1
24 John Sipin 27 115 470 408 65 125 12 2 25 73 6 5 59 55 .306 .394 .529 .923 216 19 1 0 2 6
25 Tomotaka Sugiyama 26 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 Yoshihiro Takagaki 25 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 Yoshikazu Takagi* 25 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 Shigeyuki Takahashi 29 35 37 30 1 4 2 0 1 3 0 0 3 8 .133 .212 .300 .512 9 2 0 4 0 0
29 Hiroaki Takeuchi 20 41 32 30 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 .133 .188 .133 .321 4 1 0 0 0 0
30 Kiyoshi Tanioka 23 12 13 13 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 .231 .231 .462 .692 6 0 0 0 0 0
31 Yoshinori Tsuji 33 56 147 141 11 40 4 0 6 13 0 1 4 26 .284 .308 .440 .748 62 6 1 1 0 1
32 Tatsuo Uzawa 21 11 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Daisuke Yamashita 22 92 186 166 15 30 1 1 4 9 1 1 13 37 .181 .265 .271 .536 45 3 6 1 0 0
34 Ritsuo Yamashita 29 44 62 57 4 10 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 18 .175 .175 .193 .368 11 0 0 5 0 0
35 Toshikazu Yano 24 30 35 31 3 7 1 0 1 7 1 0 3 10 .226 .294 .355 .649 11 1 0 1 0 0
36 Keisaburo Yoneda 31 109 290 260 25 56 5 0 2 12 3 3 18 40 .215 .270 .258 .528 67 8 2 9 1 1
36 Players 30.0 130 4778 4354 528 1155 149 18 143 501 76 44 327 578 .265 .319 .406 .725 1769 121 24 53 20 18
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 H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
1 Masaji Hiramatsu 26 15 16 .484 3.66 46 30 14 12 1 2 243.2 222 112 99 37 74 4 175 7 1 2 1004 1.215 8.2 1.4 2.7 6.5 2.36
2 Ichiro Hiraoka* 28 0 0 15.00 8 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 14 10 10 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 36 3.000 21.0 4.5 6.0 0.0 0.00
3 Hiroshi Kito* 31 0 1 .000 3.32 14 3 5 0 0 0 21.2 21 8 8 3 13 1 16 0 0 0 98 1.569 8.7 1.2 5.4 6.6 1.23
4 Tadakatsu Kotani 29 0 4 .000 4.64 33 1 10 0 0 0 54.1 51 30 28 9 20 0 37 3 0 0 232 1.307 8.4 1.5 3.3 6.1 1.85
5 Shigekuni Mashiba* 22 5 4 .556 3.12 46 9 10 3 0 0 95.1 76 35 33 10 42 3 61 8 0 1 402 1.238 7.2 0.9 4.0 5.8 1.45
6 Hideo Matsushima 22 0 0 5.40 5 0 4 0 0 0 5.0 6 3 3 1 4 0 2 0 0 1 25 2.000 10.8 1.8 7.2 3.6 0.50
7 Satoshi Nagano* 24 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
8 Yasunobu Ohashi 18 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 11 0.667 6.0 0.0 0.0 3.0
9 Hideyuki Okue 23 6 5 .545 3.22 51 2 13 0 0 0 100.2 89 46 36 9 46 1 38 6 1 2 433 1.341 8.0 0.8 4.1 3.4 0.83
10 Katsuji Sakai 36 7 8 .467 4.96 34 23 5 3 1 0 118.0 130 74 65 16 46 3 36 8 0 2 521 1.492 9.9 1.2 3.5 2.7 0.78
11 Tomotaka Sugiyama 26 0 0 7.20 2 0 1 0 0 0 5.0 6 4 4 2 3 0 8 0 0 0 24 1.800 10.8 3.6 5.4 14.4 2.67
12 Yoshihiro Takagaki 25 0 0 7.27 7 0 6 0 0 0 8.2 9 9 7 2 6 0 6 0 0 0 41 1.731 9.3 2.1 6.2 6.2 1.00
13 Shigeyuki Takahashi 29 7 9 .438 4.97 35 19 7 3 0 2 125.0 144 77 69 17 32 2 68 11 1 0 541 1.408 10.4 1.2 2.3 4.9 2.13
14 Hiroaki Takeuchi 20 5 7 .417 5.53 41 13 8 2 0 1 127.0 138 83 78 20 65 1 77 7 1 5 578 1.598 9.8 1.4 4.6 5.5 1.18
15 Tatsuo Uzawa 21 1 1 .500 3.72 11 2 3 0 0 0 19.1 14 9 8 2 19 0 19 1 0 0 90 1.707 6.5 0.9 8.8 8.8 1.00
16 Ritsuo Yamashita 29 9 14 .391 4.08 44 26 14 5 1 5 196.1 197 96 89 26 67 4 97 7 0 0 831 1.345 9.0 1.2 3.1 4.4 1.45
16 Players 26.7 55 69 .444 4.28 130 130 102 28 3 15 1129.1 1119 596 537 157 441 19 641 59 4 13 4868 1.381 8.9 1.3 3.5 5.1 1.45

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 85 0.00
Hisaaki Fukushima 53 0.00
Yoshinori Tsuji 46 0.00
Mitsuru Koganemaru 1 0.00

1B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Makoto Matsubara 128 0.00
Clete Boyer 118 0.00
Masayuki Nakatsuka 11 0.00

2B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
John Sipin 112 0.00
Kosuke Matsuoka 11 0.00
Toshikazu Yano 9 0.00
Daisuke Yamashita 8 0.00
Yoshio Noguchi 6 0.00
Makoto Matsubara 2 0.00
Keisaburo Yoneda 2 0.00

3B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Kosuke Matsuoka 33 0.00
Kiyoshi Tanioka 10 0.00
Daisuke Yamashita 2 0.00
Yoshio Noguchi 1 0.00
Hiroyoshi Shimizu 1 0.00
Keisaburo Yoneda 1 0.00

SS

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Keisaburo Yoneda 109 0.00
Daisuke Yamashita 82 0.00
Makoto Matsubara 3 0.00
Kosuke Matsuoka 3 0.00
Kiyoshi Tanioka 2 0.00

OF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Masayuki Nakatsuka 125 0.00
Akira Ejiri 111 0.00
Shinichi Eto 106 0.00
Keiji Nagasaki 75 0.00
Shozo Shigematsu 46 0.00
Koji Kobayashi 39 0.00
Masakatsu Kusaka 14 0.00
Toshikazu Yano 7 0.00
Ryuichiro Sato 4 0.00
Tadashi Furuta 3 0.00
Yoshio Noguchi 1 0.00

P

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Hideyuki Okue 51 0.00
Masaji Hiramatsu 46 0.00
Shigekuni Mashiba 46 0.00
Ritsuo Yamashita 44 0.00
Hiroaki Takeuchi 41 0.00
Shigeyuki Takahashi 35 0.00
Katsuji Sakai 34 0.00
Tadakatsu Kotani 33 0.00
Hiroshi Kito 14 0.00
Tatsuo Uzawa 11 0.00
Ichiro Hiraoka 8 0.00
Yoshihiro Takagaki 7 0.00
Hideo Matsushima 5 0.00
Tomotaka Sugiyama 2 0.00
Satoshi Nagano 1 0.00
Yasunobu Ohashi 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Clete Boyer 37 R R 6' 0.0" 165 Feb 9, 1937 Cassville, MO, US
Akira Ejiri 31 L L 5' 10.0" 178 Jan 10, 1943 Takahagi, Ibaraki, JP
Shinichi Eto 36 R R 5' 10.0" 176 Oct 6, 1937 Yamaga, Kumamoto, JP
Hisaaki Fukushima 27 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Apr 10, 1947 Higashi Muro-gun, Wakayama, JP
Tadashi Furuta 27 R R 5' 8.0" 143 Jul 31, 1946 Yamaguchi, JP
Masaji Hiramatsu 26 R R 5' 9.0" 162 Sep 19, 1947 Takahashi, Okayama, JP
Ichiro Hiraoka 28 L L 5' 8.0" 156 Aug 14, 1945 Odawara, Kanagawa, JP
Isao Ito 32 R R 5' 11.0" 176 May 14, 1942 Sendai, Miyagi, JP
Hiroshi Kito 31 L L 5' 10.0" 171 Apr 18, 1943 Ise, Mie, JP
Koji Kobayashi 23 R R 5' 10.0" 162 Sep 8, 1950 Fukuoka, JP
Mitsuru Koganemaru 26 R R 5' 10.0" 171 Jan 16, 1948 Fukuoka, JP
Tadakatsu Kotani 29 R R 5' 10.0" 182 Apr 8, 1945 Akashi, Hyogo, JP
Masakatsu Kusaka 29 R R 5' 8.0" 176 Oct 17, 1944 Ishimaki, Miyagi, JP
Shigekuni Mashiba 22 L L 5' 10.0" 178 Nov 15, 1951 Ozu, Shiga, JP
Makoto Matsubara 30 R R 6' 0.0" 178 Jan 13, 1944 Iino, Saitama, JP
Kosuke Matsuoka 31 R R 5' 7.0" 167 Feb 9, 1943 Kumamoto, Kumamoto, JP
Hideo Matsushima 22 R R 5' 10.0" 154 Jul 24, 1951 Shizuoka, JP
Satoshi Nagano 24 L L 5' 10.0" 167 Jul 5, 1949 Miyagi, JP
Keiji Nagasaki 24 L L 5' 10.0" 176 May 13, 1950 Haruno-machi, Kochi, JP
Masayuki Nakatsuka 29 L L 5' 8.0" 176 Jun 29, 1945 Takamatsu, Kagawa, JP
Yoshio Noguchi 26 R R 5' 8.0" 167 May 5, 1948 Kumamoto, JP
Yasunobu Ohashi 18 R R 5' 11.0" 198 Oct 8, 1955 Tochigi, JP
Hideyuki Okue 23 R R 5' 11.0" 162 Aug 11, 1950 Okayama, Okayama, JP
Yukio Osada 35 L L 5' 10.0" 189 Feb 24, 1939 Minami Tsuru-gun, Yamanashi, JP
Katsuji Sakai 36 R R 5' 11.0" 158 Mar 21, 1938 Fukuoka, JP
Ryuichiro Sato 23 R R 5' 10.0" 160 Sep 19, 1950 Fukushima, JP
Shozo Shigematsu 34 R R 5' 5.0" 158 Jan 5, 1940 Imabari, Ehime, JP
Hiroyoshi Shimizu 23 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Jul 4, 1950 Tokyo, JP
John Sipin 27 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Aug 29, 1946 Watsonville, CA, US
Tomotaka Sugiyama 26 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Aug 22, 1947 Shizuoka, JP
Yoshihiro Takagaki 25 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Nov 6, 1948 Tottori, JP
Yoshikazu Takagi 25 L L 5' 10.0" 180 Mar 13, 1949 Aiko-gun, Kanagawa, JP
Shigeyuki Takahashi 29 R R 6' 2.0" 190 May 16, 1945 Asahi, Chiba, JP
Hiroaki Takeuchi 20 R R 5' 8.0" 165 Oct 22, 1953 Tano-gun, Gunma, JP
Kiyoshi Tanioka 23 R R 5' 8.0" 176 Apr 11, 1951 Ipponmatsu-machi, Gunma, JP
Yoshinori Tsuji 33 R R 5' 11.0" 176 Dec 20, 1940 Tsuruga, Fukui, JP
Tatsuo Uzawa 21 R R 5' 9.0" 160 Jul 13, 1952 Togane, Chiba, JP
Daisuke Yamashita 22 R R 5' 9.0" 171 Mar 5, 1952 Shimizu, Shizuoka, JP
Ritsuo Yamashita 29 R R 5' 11.0" 165 Oct 20, 1944 Minami Uwa-gun, Ehime, JP
Toshikazu Yano 24 R R 5' 8.0" 158 Apr 21, 1950 Omuta, Fukuoka, JP
Keisaburo Yoneda 31 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.