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1953 Osaka Tigers

1953 > Class Foreign > 1953 Japan Central League
Overall: 74-56
Scored 607 runs, Allowed 471 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 80-50

Manager: Kenjiro Matsuki
Represented: Osaka, 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 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 Fumio Fujimura 36 130 526 459 62 135 28 0 27 98 1 3 60 51 .294 .380 .532 .912 244 10 4 3
2 Takao Fujimura 32 49 99 91 10 16 1 1 1 4 1 0 3 20 .176 .211 .242 .452 22 3 1 4
3 Tsuguo Goto 29 96 337 322 33 89 13 3 3 40 4 6 10 12 .276 .298 .363 .662 117 13 0 5
4 Kazuo Ishigaki 21 57 78 66 13 18 1 0 0 6 2 0 7 10 .273 .360 .288 .648 19 2 2 3
5 Yoshihiro Iwamura* 20 26 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1
6 Tadayoshi Kajioka 32 40 103 93 14 22 3 0 1 8 2 0 6 11 .237 .283 .301 .584 28 3 0 4
7 Masayasu Kaneda* 32 127 578 486 96 159 25 11 8 64 27 9 87 33 .327 .433 .473 .907 230 0 4 1
8 Toshio Kawanishi 33 8 12 12 1 5 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 .417 .417 .417 .833 5 0 0 0
9 Katsuji Kojima? 29 102 284 256 26 58 11 6 4 31 4 3 26 35 .227 .300 .363 .664 93 4 1 1
10 Keiji Komada 27 32 29 25 1 6 0 1 0 6 0 0 1 6 .240 .296 .320 .616 8 0 1 2
11 Masaaki Koyama 18 16 23 20 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 .050 .050 .150 .200 3 0 0 3
12 Akira Kusaka* 25 59 88 80 23 24 3 1 4 12 9 5 5 10 .300 .356 .513 .869 41 0 2 1
13 Masatoshi Mifune 21 33 36 31 3 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 10 .129 .206 .290 .496 9 0 1 2
14 Hideshi Miyake 19 26 61 58 7 13 2 1 1 7 0 0 3 7 .224 .262 .345 .607 20 2 0 0
15 Masahiro Naiji 20 11 9 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .111 .111 .222 .333 2 0 0 0
16 Ichiro Nishie 30 57 38 36 10 4 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 4 .111 .135 .139 .274 5 1 0 1
17 Osamu Nishimura* 21 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
18 Mitsuo Osaki 21 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0
19 Juzo Sanada 30 33 69 64 10 14 5 0 0 10 2 0 5 9 .219 .275 .297 .572 19 4 0 0
20 Choei Shirasaka 30 101 454 375 54 106 14 1 8 50 19 3 54 31 .283 .376 .389 .765 146 5 2 23
21 Kenjiro Tamiya* 25 80 217 189 24 44 6 0 3 17 14 3 17 24 .233 .326 .312 .638 59 1 9 2
22 Hiromi Tanida 29 94 140 129 10 29 6 0 3 23 1 1 10 25 .225 .286 .341 .627 44 6 1 0
23 Shigeru Tokuami 29 108 370 353 27 100 14 2 1 33 4 2 8 18 .283 .299 .343 .642 121 3 0 9
24 Kiyoshi Uchiyama 26 19 6 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 1 0 0 0
25 Hiroyuki Watanabe 32 107 308 282 32 81 22 1 6 37 1 3 22 23 .287 .341 .436 .777 123 4 1 3
26 Shozo Watanabe 20 54 67 62 3 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 7 .129 .156 .129 .285 8 1 0 3
27 Tetsuya Yamamoto 18 6 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 1 0 0 0
28 Shinsuke Yogi? 25 130 559 492 82 145 18 6 14 72 19 8 61 56 .295 .377 .441 .818 217 18 4 2
29 Yoshio Yoshida 19 128 492 445 62 119 12 8 2 34 22 8 18 13 .267 .297 .344 .641 153 13 1 28
29 Players 28.1 130 4962 4453 607 1203 188 43 87 563 134 55 408 430 .270 .331 .390 .722 1738 93 101 0
* - 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 Ryo Akamatsu 20 0 0 10.80 1 0 0 0 0 1.2 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 1.800 16.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
2 Takao Fujimura 32 21 11 .656 2.74 49 27 14 12 0 249.1 218 94 76 15 71 83 7 1 2 1008 1.159 7.9 0.5 2.6 3.0 1.17
3 Yoshihiro Iwamura* 20 1 2 .333 6.31 25 5 8 0 0 35.2 47 25 25 3 19 19 1 0 1 166 1.850 11.9 0.8 4.8 4.8 1.00
4 Tadayoshi Kajioka 32 16 13 .552 3.02 40 33 6 18 3 250.1 220 95 84 19 70 80 6 0 0 1007 1.158 7.9 0.7 2.5 2.9 1.14
5 Keiji Komada 27 5 5 .500 3.07 32 8 10 4 3 85.0 88 38 29 5 15 29 1 1 1 348 1.212 9.3 0.5 1.6 3.1 1.93
6 Masaaki Koyama 18 5 1 .833 3.41 16 10 3 3 1 60.2 60 24 23 4 17 22 0 0 0 253 1.269 8.9 0.6 2.5 3.3 1.29
7 Masatoshi Mifune 21 6 4 .600 3.00 33 12 4 2 0 108.0 108 43 36 12 36 34 1 0 1 439 1.333 9.0 1.0 3.0 2.8 0.94
8 Masahiro Naiji 20 1 1 .500 5.47 11 2 2 1 1 24.2 29 16 15 3 10 7 0 0 0 109 1.581 10.6 1.1 3.6 2.6 0.70
9 Mitsuo Osaki 21 0 2 .000 5.19 3 2 1 0 0 8.2 9 6 5 0 5 4 0 0 0 36 1.615 9.3 0.0 5.2 4.2 0.80
10 Juzo Sanada 30 8 6 .571 3.23 22 19 3 7 1 128.1 124 55 46 6 21 28 3 0 0 516 1.130 8.7 0.4 1.5 2.0 1.33
11 Kiyoshi Uchiyama 26 1 0 1.000 2.19 3 0 1 0 0 12.1 7 4 3 1 2 3 0 0 0 45 0.730 5.1 0.7 1.5 2.2 1.50
12 Shozo Watanabe 20 10 11 .476 2.86 54 12 30 1 1 192.0 168 69 61 11 59 43 4 1 2 775 1.182 7.9 0.5 2.8 2.0 0.73
12 Players 26.0 74 56 .569 3.15 130 130 82 48 10 1156.2 1081 471 405 79 325 0 352 23 3 8 4710 1.216 8.4 0.6 2.5 2.7 1.08
* - 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
Shigeru Tokuami 107 0.00
Kazuo Ishigaki 42 0.00
Hiromi Tanida 29 0.00
Tetsuya Yamamoto 6 0.00
Hiroyuki Watanabe 1 0.00

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Fumio Fujimura 120 0.00
Hiroyuki Watanabe 23 0.00
Hiromi Tanida 17 0.00
Tsuguo Goto 1 0.00
Kazuo Ishigaki 1 0.00
Kenjiro Tamiya 1 0.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Choei Shirasaka 101 0.00
Hideshi Miyake 26 0.00
Ichiro Nishie 22 0.00
Toshio Kawanishi 4 0.00
Yoshio Yoshida 4 0.00
Tsuguo Goto 1 0.00
Shinsuke Yogi 1 0.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Shinsuke Yogi 127 0.00
Fumio Fujimura 9 0.00
Ichiro Nishie 8 0.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Yoshio Yoshida 127 0.00
Shinsuke Yogi 10 0.00
Ichiro Nishie 8 0.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Masayasu Kaneda 126 0.00
Tsuguo Goto 90 0.00
Katsuji Kojima 90 0.00
Hiroyuki Watanabe 75 0.00
Kenjiro Tamiya 65 0.00
Akira Kusaka 48 0.00
Fumio Fujimura 2 0.00
Kazuo Ishigaki 1 0.00
Osamu Nishimura 1 0.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Shozo Watanabe 54 0.00
Takao Fujimura 49 0.00
Tadayoshi Kajioka 40 0.00
Masatoshi Mifune 33 0.00
Keiji Komada 32 0.00
Yoshihiro Iwamura 25 0.00
Juzo Sanada 22 0.00
Masaaki Koyama 16 0.00
Masahiro Naiji 11 0.00
Mitsuo Osaki 3 0.00
Kiyoshi Uchiyama 3 0.00
Ryo Akamatsu 1 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Ryo Akamatsu 20 R R 5' 10.0" 150 Jul 5, 1932 Hyogo, JP
Fumio Fujimura 36 R R 5' 8.0" 173 Aug 14, 1916 Kure, Hiroshima, JP
Takao Fujimura 32 R R 5' 7.0" 140 Oct 5, 1920 Kure, Hiroshima, JP
Tsuguo Goto 29 R R 5' 9.0" 156 Jan 15, 1924 Kumamoto, Kumamoto, JP
Yoshio Ikeda 22 R R 5' 6.0" 136 Jan 1, 1931 Kyoto, JP
Kazuo Ishigaki 21 R R 5' 9.0" 167 Aug 14, 1931 Shingu, Wakayama, JP
Yoshihiro Iwamura 20 L L 5' 8.0" 132 Nov 3, 1932 Osaka, JP
Tadayoshi Kajioka 32 R R 5' 7.0" 150 Sep 26, 1920 Osaka, Osaka, JP
Masayasu Kaneda 32 L L 5' 7.0" 150 Jul 21, 1920 Kyoto, Kyoto, JP
Toshio Kawanishi 33 R R 5' 4.0" 123 Apr 25, 1920 Himeji, Hyogo, JP
Katsuji Kojima 29 Aug 7, 1923
Keiji Komada 27 R R 5' 8.0" 143 Jan 30, 1926 Fuse, Osaka, JP
Masaaki Koyama 18 R R 6' 0.0" 160 Jul 28, 1934 Takasago, Hyogo, JP
Akira Kusaka 25 L L 5' 8.0" 150 Jul 22, 1927 Hyogo, JP
Masatoshi Mifune 21 R R 5' 8.0" 156 Jul 10, 1931 Fukuoka, JP
Hideshi Miyake 19 R R 5' 9.0" 154 Apr 5, 1934 Kashima, Okayama, JP
Masahiro Naiji 20 R R 5' 9.0" 156 Apr 10, 1933 Kagoshima, JP
Ichiro Nishie 30 R R 5' 8.0" 140 May 6, 1923 Iizuka, Fukuoka, JP
Osamu Nishimura 21 L L 5' 6.0" 160 Mar 1, 1932 Wakayama, JP
Mitsuo Osaki 21 R R 5' 8.0" 167 May 9, 1932 Tokyo, JP
Juzo Sanada 30 R R 5' 8.0" 160 May 27, 1923 Wakayama, Wakayama, JP
Choei Shirasaka 30 R R 5' 7.0" 143 Jul 23, 1922 Ninohe-gun, Iwate, JP
Kenjiro Tamiya 25 L L 5' 9.0" 178 Feb 11, 1928 Shimodate, Ibaraki, JP
Hiromi Tanida 29 R R 5' 10.0" 165 Apr 22, 1924 Hyogo, JP
Shigeru Tokuami 29 R R 5' 7.0" 143 Mar 30, 1924 Kyoto, JP
Kiyoshi Uchiyama 26 R R 5' 6.0" 123 Apr 22, 1927 Wakayama, Wakayama, JP
Hiroyuki Watanabe 32 R R 5' 7.0" 160 Jan 1, 1921 Osaka, Osaka, JP
Shozo Watanabe 20 R R 5' 9.0" 150 Feb 26, 1933 Saijo, Ehime, JP
Tetsuya Yamamoto 18 R R 5' 7.0" 140 Sep 26, 1934 Kumamoto, JP
Shinsuke Yogi 25 Feb 13, 1928
Yoshio Yoshida 19 R R 5' 6.0" 123 Jul 26, 1933 Kyoto, Kyoto, 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.