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1978 Nankai Hawks

1978 > Class Foreign > 1978 Japan Pacific League
Overall: 42-77
Scored 408 runs, Allowed 568 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 42-77

Manager: Yoshinori Hirose
Represented: Osaka, JP
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1977 / 1979

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 Hiromasa Arai* 26 116 387 344 31 87 8 4 1 17 6 5 24 25 .253 .304 .308 .612 106 5 2 15 2 1
2 Mitsuru Fujiwara 31 99 414 396 44 100 8 0 2 15 13 8 15 18 .253 .282 .288 .569 114 14 1 2 0 1
3 Kazuto Horii 30 51 9 9 13 1 0 0 0 0 8 3 0 1 .111 .111 .111 .222 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 Hiromitsu Kadota* 30 106 406 360 37 90 13 0 15 44 3 2 37 59 .250 .323 .411 .735 148 4 4 1 4 3
5 Shinsaku Katahira* 28 101 314 290 25 71 6 0 15 37 0 2 15 29 .245 .293 .421 .714 122 3 6 0 3 0
6 Takayuki Kono 23 107 452 398 47 98 18 5 3 23 16 5 27 38 .246 .298 .339 .638 135 10 3 23 1 2
7 Yuji Kubodera 19 104 329 299 22 61 8 3 6 20 7 6 18 37 .204 .248 .311 .559 93 1 0 10 2 0
8 Masahiro Kuroda 30 117 333 283 22 52 8 0 4 14 1 2 23 46 .184 .283 .254 .537 72 6 17 8 2 0
9 Yoshiyuki Matsumoto 26 24 35 35 3 7 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 9 .200 .200 .314 .514 11 0 0 0 0 0
10 Carlos May* 30 123 487 414 51 129 17 2 12 80 8 3 54 57 .312 .398 .449 .847 186 14 10 2 7 2
11 Kenji Nakade 23 23 21 19 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 .263 .300 .263 .563 5 0 0 1 0 0
12 Yoshihito Oda 31 102 328 298 19 70 9 0 5 25 3 2 12 28 .235 .283 .315 .598 94 11 9 6 3 3
13 Chiaki Sadaoka 25 111 388 352 30 80 12 1 3 33 3 4 19 75 .227 .273 .293 .566 103 6 6 4 7 1
14 Takashi Sakata# 27 46 70 64 7 13 1 0 0 6 0 0 2 9 .203 .235 .219 .454 14 1 1 2 1 0
15 Teruhide Sakurai 30 53 150 134 10 21 2 0 1 7 1 0 12 17 .157 .231 .194 .425 26 4 1 3 0 0
16 Mitsuo Tateishi 20 12 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 1 0 0 0 0 0
17 Bobby Tolan* 32 98 393 360 31 96 10 1 6 36 6 5 18 38 .267 .320 .350 .670 126 6 11 2 2 0
18 Yoshiaki Toyama* 30 16 15 13 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .077 .133 .077 .210 1 0 0 0 1 0
19 Shigeki Tsurusaki 24 9 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .000 .333 .000 .333 0 0 0 1 0 0
20 Toru Wada 32 27 35 34 4 6 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 6 .176 .200 .353 .553 12 0 0 0 0 0
21 Masao Yamamoto 24 16 22 22 3 3 1 0 1 2 3 0 0 8 .136 .136 .318 .455 7 0 0 0 0 0
22 Nobuo Yonetani 28 51 121 103 7 19 1 0 1 9 1 2 14 13 .184 .283 .223 .507 23 7 1 1 2 0
22 Players 27.8 130 4722 4237 408 1011 123 16 78 379 79 49 295 525 .239 .297 .330 .627 1400 92 72 81 37 13
* - 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 Manabu Fujita 23 16 11 .593 2.87 33 29 3 20 6 0 231.2 206 82 74 21 42 2 100 6 0 0 918 1.071 8.0 0.8 1.6 3.9 2.38
2 Takayoshi Hirasawa* 24 1 4 .200 5.57 23 5 9 1 1 0 64.2 75 44 40 11 19 0 20 2 0 0 278 1.454 10.4 1.5 2.6 2.8 1.05
3 Hidetaka Hoshino* 28 1 2 .333 6.19 25 1 1 0 0 0 36.1 37 29 25 2 21 1 5 2 0 0 167 1.596 9.2 0.5 5.2 1.2 0.24
4 Toru Ikenoue 24 0 0 17.18 5 0 3 0 0 0 3.2 13 10 7 1 2 0 4 1 0 0 27 4.091 31.9 2.5 4.9 9.8 2.00
5 Motoyasu Kaneshiro 25 0 4 .000 4.15 19 0 12 0 0 3 30.1 29 16 14 4 6 3 29 2 0 1 126 1.154 8.6 1.2 1.8 8.6 4.83
6 Masumitsu Moriguchi 24 9 10 .474 3.30 31 26 5 12 4 0 185.2 157 75 68 20 73 2 103 7 0 3 773 1.239 7.6 1.0 3.5 5.0 1.41
7 Etsuo Murakami 28 0 0 0.00 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 3.000 20.2 0.0 6.8 6.8 1.00
8 Yukihiro Murakami 21 5 8 .385 3.61 40 11 22 4 1 3 132.0 126 58 53 9 53 2 69 5 0 1 561 1.356 8.6 0.6 3.6 4.7 1.30
9 Koichiro Sasaki 34 1 5 .167 3.09 41 1 14 0 0 2 96.0 103 40 33 6 10 1 32 7 1 1 393 1.177 9.7 0.6 0.9 3.0 3.20
10 Michiro Sato 31 3 8 .273 6.16 25 15 4 1 1 0 83.1 111 59 57 12 19 1 40 6 0 0 377 1.560 12.0 1.3 2.1 4.3 2.11
11 Hisao Sugita 29 3 9 .250 3.87 29 17 7 1 0 0 109.1 117 56 47 11 31 2 29 4 0 0 465 1.354 9.6 0.9 2.6 2.4 0.94
12 Takuzo Ueda* 29 0 0 5.19 9 0 3 0 0 0 8.2 7 5 5 1 1 0 4 1 0 0 33 0.923 7.3 1.0 1.0 4.2 4.00
13 Shinichi Yamauchi 30 3 16 .158 4.91 25 25 0 7 1 0 154.0 190 94 84 18 34 4 46 6 0 1 664 1.455 11.1 1.1 2.0 2.7 1.35
13 Players 26.7 42 77 .353 4.01 130 130 84 46 14 8 1137.0 1174 568 506 116 312 18 482 49 1 7 4790 1.307 9.3 0.9 2.5 3.8 1.54
* - 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
Masahiro Kuroda 116 0.00
Toru Wada 25 0.00
Yoshiyuki Matsumoto 23 0.00
Kenji Nakade 23 0.00

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Yoshihito Oda 93 0.00
Shinsaku Katahira 57 0.00
Carlos May 3 0.00
Mitsuru Fujiwara 2 0.00
Toshihiro Hayashi 1 0.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Takayuki Kono 74 0.00
Teruhide Sakurai 45 0.00
Yuji Kubodera 24 0.00
Shigeki Tsurusaki 7 0.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mitsuru Fujiwara 95 0.00
Takayuki Kono 38 0.00
Mitsuo Tateishi 5 0.00
Yuji Kubodera 4 0.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Yuji Kubodera 28 0.00
Shigeki Tsurusaki 2 0.00
Takayuki Kono 1 0.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Chiaki Sadaoka 111 0.00
Carlos May 110 0.00
Hiromasa Arai 97 0.00
Bobby Tolan 79 0.00
Hiromitsu Kadota 46 0.00
Yuji Kubodera 46 0.00
Takashi Sakata 37 0.00
Kazuto Horii 22 0.00
Nobuo Yonetani 14 0.00
Shinsaku Katahira 9 0.00
Masao Yamamoto 7 0.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Koichiro Sasaki 41 0.00
Yukihiro Murakami 40 0.00
Manabu Fujita 33 0.00
Masumitsu Moriguchi 31 0.00
Hisao Sugita 29 0.00
Hidetaka Hoshino 25 0.00
Michiro Sato 25 0.00
Shinichi Yamauchi 25 0.00
Takayoshi Hirasawa 23 0.00
Motoyasu Kaneshiro 19 0.00
Takuzo Ueda 9 0.00
Toru Ikenoue 5 0.00
Etsuo Murakami 2 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Hiromasa Arai 26 L R 5' 9.0" 145 Apr 26, 1952 Higashinari Ward, Osaka, JP
Manabu Fujita 23 R R 6' 0.0" 190 May 9, 1955 Minami Uwa-gun, Ehime, JP
Mitsuru Fujiwara 31 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Sep 18, 1946 Matsuyama, Ehime, JP
Toshihiro Hayashi 34 S L 5' 9.0" 191 Apr 6, 1944 Nagoya, Aichi, JP
Takayoshi Hirasawa 24 L L 5' 10.0" 176 Jul 30, 1953 Ichinomiya, Aichi, JP
Kazuto Horii 30 R R 6' 0.0" 165 Mar 15, 1948 Osaka, Osaka, JP
Hidetaka Hoshino 28 L L 5' 10.0" 154 Nov 26, 1949 Gunma, JP
Toru Ikenoue 24 R R 6' 0.0" 180 May 19, 1954 Tarumizu, Kagoshima, JP
Hiromitsu Kadota 30 L L 5' 7.0" 178 Feb 26, 1948 Onoda, Yamaguchi, JP
Motoyasu Kaneshiro 25 R R 5' 10.0" 171 Oct 16, 1952 Osaka, JP
Shinsaku Katahira 28 L L 6' 0.0" 171 Aug 5, 1949 Minato Ward, Osaka, JP
Takayuki Kono 23 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Apr 18, 1955 Yawatahama, Ehime, JP
Yuji Kubodera 19 R R 5' 9.0" 158 Jul 18, 1958 Tagata-gun, Shizuoka, JP
Masahiro Kuroda 30 R R 5' 9.0" 171 Dec 21, 1947 Himeji, Hyogo, JP
Yoshiyuki Matsumoto 26 R R 5' 9.0" 167 Feb 13, 1952 Yawata-machi, Gifu, JP
Carlos May 30 L R 5' 11.0" 200 May 17, 1948 Birmingham, AL, US
Masumitsu Moriguchi 24 R R 5' 11.0" 176 Jul 20, 1953 Yao, Osaka, JP
Etsuo Murakami 28 R R 5' 8.0" 162 Apr 10, 1950 Miyazaki, JP
Yukihiro Murakami 21 R R 6' 0.0" 165 Sep 9, 1956 Tochigi, JP
Kenji Nakade 23 R R 5' 9.0" 158 Nov 3, 1954 Wakayama, Wakayama, JP
Yoshihito Oda 31 R R 5' 10.0" 167 May 22, 1947 Shizuoka, Shizuoka, JP
Chiaki Sadaoka 25 R R 6' 0.0" 178 Jun 17, 1953 Kagoshima, Kagoshima, JP
Takashi Sakata 27 S R 5' 10.0" 165 Jul 9, 1950 Wakayama, JP
Teruhide Sakurai 30 R R 5' 8.0" 158 Apr 12, 1948 Sumoto, Hyogo, JP
Koichiro Sasaki 34 R R 6' 0.0" 182 Aug 30, 1943 Gifu, JP
Michiro Sato 31 R R 5' 11.0" 191 May 5, 1947 Nakano Ward, Tokyo, JP
Hisao Sugita 29 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Mar 15, 1949 Shizuoka, JP
Mitsuo Tateishi 20 R R 5' 8.0" 165 Dec 6, 1957 Izumi, Osaka, JP
Bobby Tolan 32 L L 5' 11.0" 170 Nov 19, 1945 Los Angeles, CA, US
Yoshiaki Toyama 30 L L 5' 7.0" 165 Jul 30, 1947 Gojo, Nara, JP
Shigeki Tsurusaki 24 R R 5' 7.0" 158 Jul 25, 1953 Fukuoka, Fukuoka, JP
Takuzo Ueda 29 L L 5' 9.0" 160 Jul 12, 1948 Fukuoka, JP
Toru Wada 32 R R 5' 10.0" 193 Jul 27, 1945 Sakai, Osaka, JP
Masao Yamamoto 24 R R 6' 0.0" 167 Aug 12, 1953 Kobe, Hyogo, JP
Shinichi Yamauchi 30 R R 5' 11.0" 178 Dec 3, 1947 Ota, Shimane, JP
Nobuo Yonetani 28 R R 5' 9.0" 154 May 3, 1950 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.