Akinobu Okada

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Akinobu Okada
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Manager / Infielder
Born: (1957-11-25) November 25, 1957 (age 56)
Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
NPB: April 11, 1980 for the Hanshin Tigers
Last professional appearance
NPB: October 2, 1995 for the Orix BlueWave
Teams
As player
As manager
Career highlights and awards

Akinobu Okada (岡田 彰布 Okada Akinobu?) (born November 25, 1957 in Higashi-ku (present:Chuo-ku), Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan) is the former manager for the Orix Buffaloes baseball team in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball.

Prior to his managerial career, he played for the Hanshin Tigers from 1980 to 1993, when he was traded to the Orix BlueWave. He played there until 1995. In November 2008, he entered into a contract with the Daily Sports Company as a commentator. In 2009, he appeared on Asahi Broadcasting Corporation (ABC, AM radio, Terrestrial TV), Sky A Sports Plus (SKY PerfecTV!, satellite TV) and other broadcasting stations in the Kansai region.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Senichi Hoshino
Hanshin Tigers manager
2004–2008
Succeeded by
Akinobu Mayumi
Preceded by
Daijiro Oishi
Orix Buffaloes manager
2010–2012
Succeeded by
Hiroshi Moriwaki