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1970 Taiyo Whales

1970 > Class Foreign > 1970 Japan Central League
Overall: 69-57
Scored 436 runs, Allowed 399 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 68-58

Manager: Kaoru Betto
Represented: Kawasaki, JP
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1969 / 1971

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 Masanori Arai 22 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Akira Ejiri* 27 128 497 458 53 124 23 3 11 51 13 6 24 40 .271 .309 .406 .715 186 8 2 12 1 2
3 Hisaaki Fukushima 23 66 105 99 4 20 2 0 2 11 0 0 4 23 .202 .238 .283 .521 28 5 1 0 1 0
4 Tadashi Furuta 23 76 59 49 18 11 1 1 1 5 3 2 5 9 .224 .291 .347 .638 17 0 0 4 1 0
5 Kenzo Hayashi 27 49 66 62 6 11 1 1 1 2 0 0 4 22 .177 .227 .274 .501 17 1 0 0 0 0
6 Masaji Hiramatsu 22 51 113 100 8 14 0 0 4 8 0 0 3 49 .140 .162 .260 .422 26 0 0 8 2 0
7 Shigeki Ikeda 24 24 8 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250 .400 .250 .650 1 0 0 3 0 0
8 Isao Ito 28 102 284 254 16 53 7 1 7 28 1 1 18 47 .209 .277 .327 .604 83 7 6 6 0 3
9 Hiroshi Kito* 27 49 65 55 3 13 2 0 0 2 0 0 5 25 .236 .311 .273 .584 15 0 1 4 0 0
10 Akihito Kondo 32 124 404 360 25 93 16 2 4 36 2 7 21 48 .258 .298 .347 .645 125 5 0 21 2 2
11 Kazuhiko Kondo* 34 97 338 299 29 76 8 0 7 28 4 1 33 36 .254 .329 .351 .681 105 5 1 4 1 4
12 Tadakatsu Kotani 25 53 28 28 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 .036 .036 .071 .107 2 0 0 0 0 0
13 Masakatsu Kusaka 25 30 40 37 3 15 1 0 0 2 0 2 2 5 .405 .436 .432 .868 16 0 0 1 0 0
14 Shigekuni Mashiba* 18 22 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Makoto Matsubara 26 128 515 455 73 128 14 0 30 85 4 6 50 71 .281 .358 .510 .868 232 14 6 1 3 2
16 Kosuke Matsuoka 27 80 122 109 15 26 5 2 0 5 0 0 5 6 .239 .270 .321 .591 35 2 0 7 1 0
17 Chikara Morinaka# 30 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Masayuki Nakatsuka* 25 128 530 484 60 126 28 3 8 42 13 11 30 43 .260 .310 .380 .690 184 8 5 10 1 0
19 Osamu Nomura 23 28 12 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .091 .000 .091 0 0 0 1 0 0
20 Isao Ohashi 29 93 262 244 21 52 9 0 3 21 0 0 11 42 .213 .250 .287 .537 70 4 1 6 0 0
21 NObushi Oikawa 26 14 8 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 1 0 0 2 0 0
22 Yukio Osada* 31 86 170 156 12 44 6 0 4 15 2 0 14 28 .282 .341 .397 .739 62 2 0 0 0 0
23 Katsuji Sakai 32 28 40 32 4 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 15 .156 .250 .156 .406 5 0 1 4 0 0
24 Issei Sato 25 44 32 30 5 6 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 7 .200 .219 .233 .452 7 1 0 0 1 0
25 Tomoo Sekine 26 87 126 111 6 16 2 2 2 3 1 1 10 22 .144 .221 .252 .474 28 4 1 4 0 1
26 John Self 32 43 67 64 3 15 5 0 2 8 0 0 1 23 .234 .254 .406 .660 26 0 1 0 1 0
27 Shozo Shigematsu 30 127 473 436 53 116 15 1 11 34 10 9 19 42 .266 .302 .381 .683 166 8 5 10 3 2
28 Shigeyuki Takahashi 25 21 7 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .333 .500 2 0 0 1 0 0
29 Ritsuo Yamashita 25 38 54 48 3 6 0 1 1 4 0 0 2 19 .125 .160 .229 .389 11 0 0 4 0 0
30 Yasukazu Yasuda 20 27 39 34 1 4 1 0 1 3 0 0 3 12 .118 .205 .235 .440 8 2 1 0 1 0
31 Keisaburo Yoneda 27 98 176 160 14 33 6 0 7 12 0 1 9 50 .206 .260 .375 .635 60 0 3 3 1 2
31 Players 27.7 130 4645 4195 436 1011 155 17 106 408 54 47 279 711 .241 .293 .362 .654 1518 76 35 116 20 18
* - 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 22 25 19 .568 1.95 51 38 10 23 6 332.2 226 80 72 18 68 6 182 13 2 1 1279 0.884 6.1 0.5 1.8 4.9 2.68
2 Shigeki Ikeda 24 1 1 .500 2.59 24 3 8 1 1 48.2 40 20 14 7 13 1 33 3 0 2 198 1.089 7.4 1.3 2.4 6.1 2.54
3 Nobuhiro Ishihata* 25 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 0.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 9.000 27.0 0.0 54.0 27.0 0.50
4 Hiroshi Kito* 27 13 12 .520 2.40 49 24 6 5 4 194.2 151 56 52 16 28 2 151 7 0 3 755 0.920 7.0 0.7 1.3 7.0 5.39
5 Tadakatsu Kotani 25 4 4 .500 2.11 53 6 23 0 0 115.0 78 32 27 6 36 4 85 4 0 2 455 0.991 6.1 0.5 2.8 6.7 2.36
6 Shigekuni Mashiba* 18 0 1 .000 4.71 22 3 5 0 0 28.2 23 18 15 3 19 1 24 2 0 1 126 1.465 7.2 0.9 6.0 7.5 1.26
7 Chikara Morinaka 30 0 0 5.56 6 2 3 0 0 11.1 14 7 7 2 1 0 6 0 0 0 47 1.324 11.1 1.6 0.8 4.8 6.00
8 Osamu Nomura 23 1 2 .333 5.37 28 4 12 1 0 62.0 64 45 37 12 21 1 34 6 0 2 272 1.371 9.3 1.7 3.0 4.9 1.62
9 NObushi Oikawa 26 2 2 .500 4.02 11 5 5 0 0 31.1 32 14 14 4 9 1 17 3 0 1 131 1.309 9.2 1.1 2.6 4.9 1.89
10 Katsuji Sakai 32 10 6 .625 3.47 26 20 3 2 0 109.0 99 46 42 14 22 2 62 10 0 0 447 1.110 8.2 1.2 1.8 5.1 2.82
11 Gentaro Shimada 30 0 0 13.50 3 0 1 0 0 4.2 8 7 7 1 4 0 2 1 0 0 24 2.571 15.4 1.9 7.7 3.9 0.50
12 Yoshihiro Takagaki 21 0 0 6.75 1 0 1 0 0 1.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 1.500 13.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
13 Shigeyuki Takahashi 25 0 1 .000 2.27 21 2 8 0 0 47.2 35 13 12 6 12 1 35 3 0 0 185 0.986 6.6 1.1 2.3 6.6 2.92
14 Ritsuo Yamashita 25 13 9 .591 2.89 37 23 9 4 0 168.0 156 60 54 19 43 2 104 4 0 2 698 1.185 8.4 1.0 2.3 5.6 2.42
14 Players 25.0 69 57 .548 2.75 130 130 94 36 13 1155.1 929 399 353 108 278 21 736 57 2 14 4628 1.045 7.2 0.8 2.2 5.7 2.65
* - 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 80 0.00
Isao Ohashi 76 0.00
Hisaaki Fukushima 5 0.00

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Kazuhiko Kondo 85 0.00
Masayuki Nakatsuka 53 0.00
John Self 18 0.00
Hisaaki Fukushima 9 0.00
Isao Ito 9 0.00
Makoto Matsubara 1 0.00
NObushi Oikawa 1 0.00
Katsuji Sakai 1 0.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Akihito Kondo 124 0.00
Tomoo Sekine 26 0.00
Tadashi Furuta 7 0.00
Kosuke Matsuoka 7 0.00
Kenzo Hayashi 2 0.00
Makoto Matsubara 2 0.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Makoto Matsubara 124 0.00
Hisaaki Fukushima 12 0.00
Keisaburo Yoneda 4 0.00
Masanori Arai 2 0.00
Tomoo Sekine 2 0.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Keisaburo Yoneda 95 0.00
Kosuke Matsuoka 72 0.00
Tomoo Sekine 63 0.00
Makoto Matsubara 7 0.00
Tadashi Furuta 1 0.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Akira Ejiri 126 0.00
Shozo Shigematsu 121 0.00
Masayuki Nakatsuka 101 0.00
Yukio Osada 55 0.00
Tadashi Furuta 46 0.00
Masakatsu Kusaka 20 0.00
Kenzo Hayashi 18 0.00
Issei Sato 13 0.00
Yasukazu Yasuda 7 0.00
Kazuhiko Kondo 6 0.00
NObushi Oikawa 2 0.00
Hiroshi Kito 1 0.00
Katsuji Sakai 1 0.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Tadakatsu Kotani 53 0.00
Masaji Hiramatsu 51 0.00
Hiroshi Kito 49 0.00
Ritsuo Yamashita 37 0.00
Osamu Nomura 28 0.00
Katsuji Sakai 26 0.00
Shigeki Ikeda 24 0.00
Shigekuni Mashiba 22 0.00
Shigeyuki Takahashi 21 0.00
NObushi Oikawa 11 0.00
Chikara Morinaka 6 0.00
Gentaro Shimada 3 0.00
Nobuhiro Ishihata 2 0.00
Yoshihiro Takagaki 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Masanori Arai 22 R R 5' 8.0" 156 Jun 23, 1948 Osato-gun, Saitama, JP
Akira Ejiri 27 L L 5' 10.0" 178 Jan 10, 1943 Takahagi, Ibaraki, JP
Hisaaki Fukushima 23 R R 5' 10.0" 185 Apr 10, 1947 Higashi Muro-gun, Wakayama, JP
Tadashi Furuta 23 R R 5' 8.0" 143 Jul 31, 1946 Yamaguchi, JP
Kenzo Hayashi 27 R R 5' 9.0" 165 May 21, 1943 Kyoto, Kyoto, JP
Masaji Hiramatsu 22 R R 5' 9.0" 162 Sep 19, 1947 Takahashi, Okayama, JP
Shigeki Ikeda 24 R R 5' 10.0" 162 May 1, 1946 Matsuyama, Ehime, JP
Nobuhiro Ishihata 25 L L 5' 10.0" 171 Jul 29, 1944 Fukushima, Fukushima, JP
Isao Ito 28 R R 5' 11.0" 176 May 14, 1942 Sendai, Miyagi, JP
Hiroshi Kito 27 L L 5' 10.0" 171 Apr 18, 1943 Ise, Mie, JP
Akihito Kondo 32 R R 5' 6.0" 143 Apr 1, 1938 Takamatsu, Kagawa, JP
Kazuhiko Kondo 34 L L 5' 10.0" 173 Mar 2, 1936 Tokyo, JP
Tadakatsu Kotani 25 R R 5' 10.0" 182 Apr 8, 1945 Akashi, Hyogo, JP
Masakatsu Kusaka 25 R R 5' 8.0" 176 Oct 17, 1944 Ishimaki, Miyagi, JP
Shigekuni Mashiba 18 L L 5' 10.0" 178 Nov 15, 1951 Ozu, Shiga, JP
Makoto Matsubara 26 R R 6' 0.0" 178 Jan 13, 1944 Iino, Saitama, JP
Kosuke Matsuoka 27 R R 5' 7.0" 167 Feb 9, 1943 Kumamoto, Kumamoto, JP
Chikara Morinaka 30 S R 5' 9.0" 162 Oct 20, 1939 Nara, JP
Masayuki Nakatsuka 25 L L 5' 8.0" 176 Jun 29, 1945 Takamatsu, Kagawa, JP
Osamu Nomura 23 R R 6' 0.0" 171 Aug 9, 1946 Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, JP
Isao Ohashi 29 R R 5' 8.0" 178 Mar 25, 1941 Kochi, JP
NObushi Oikawa 26 R R 5' 10.0" 167 Jun 8, 1944 Kamaishi, Iwate, JP
Yukio Osada 31 L L 5' 10.0" 189 Feb 24, 1939 Minami Tsuru-gun, Yamanashi, JP
Katsuji Sakai 32 R R 5' 11.0" 158 Mar 21, 1938 Fukuoka, JP
Issei Sato 25 R R 5' 9.0" 180 Jan 5, 1945 Tokyo, JP
Tomoo Sekine 26 R R 5' 8.0" 154 Mar 12, 1944 Chiba, JP
John Self 32 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Sep 9, 1937
Shozo Shigematsu 30 R R 5' 5.0" 158 Jan 5, 1940 Imabari, Ehime, JP
Gentaro Shimada 30 R R 5' 10.0" 182 Aug 25, 1939 Miyagi, JP
Yoshihiro Takagaki 21 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Nov 6, 1948 Tottori, JP
Shigeyuki Takahashi 25 R R 6' 2.0" 190 May 16, 1945 Asahi, Chiba, JP
Ritsuo Yamashita 25 R R 5' 11.0" 165 Oct 20, 1944 Minami Uwa-gun, Ehime, JP
Yasukazu Yasuda 20 R R 5' 10.0" 180 Mar 24, 1950 Yamaguchi, JP
Keisaburo Yoneda 27 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.