Eiji Bandō

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Eiji Bandō
Pitcher
Born: (1940-04-05) April 5, 1940 (age 74)
Manchukuo
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
NPB: 1959 for the Chunichi Dragons
Last professional appearance
1969 for the Chunichi Dragons
NPB statistics
Win-Loss 77-65
ERA 2.89
Strikeouts 748
Teams

Eiji Bandō (板東 英二 Bandō Eiji?, born April 5, 1940) is a Japanese television entertainer and former baseball player. He pitched many innings in his high school career. The Japan High School Baseball Federation was afraid that he would injure his arm, so they set a new rematch rule in 1958. However, he pitched 18 innings in a 1958 quarterfinal game, which resulted in the first rematch in the National High School Baseball Championship. He reached the final, but didn't win. His record of 83 strikeouts in the tournament remains unbroken.[1] He joined Chunichi Dragons but it is said that he didn't regain his pitching strength.[2] He can't extend his elbow even now.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "鉄腕板東、驚異の奪三振記録" (in Japanese). Asahi Shimbun. 2005. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 
  2. ^ "Koshien horror stories -- stop this madness now!". The Japan Times. 2000-08-20. Retrieved 2007-12-17.