- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 170 lbs.
- High School Noshiro High School
- Industrial League Fujitetsu Kamaishi
- NPB Debut August 22, 1969
- Born July 29, 1948 in Akita Prefecture, Japan
Submarine pitcher Hisashi Yamada was the number one draft pick by the Hankyu Braves in 1969. In a twenty year career, he compiled a record of 284-166 with a 3.18 ERA, 43 saves, 38 ties, and 2058 strikeouts. He had four twenty win seasons including 26 victories in 1976.
Yamada was inducted into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006.