- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 173 lbs.
- High School Hamada High School
- Born August 4, 1953 in Hamada, Shimane Japan
The last manager of the Buffaloes franchise, Masataka Nashida joined Akira Ohgi's staff on the Orix Buffaloes after the 2004 season. He was hired to replace Trey Hillman as manager of the Nippon Ham Fighters, taking the reign after two straight Japan Series trips. He lasted four years and was replaced by Hideki Kuriyama, who led the team to a Japan Series in his first year.