Tsutomu Ito

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Tsutomu Ito
伊東 勤
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Chiba Lotte Marines – No. 83
Manager / Catcher
Born: (1962-08-29) August 29, 1962 (age 51)
Kumamoto, Japan
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
NPB: April 11, 1982 for the Seibu Lions
Last professional appearance
September 27, 2003 for the Seibu Lions
NPB statistics
Batting average .247
Hits 1738
RBIs 811
Teams

As player

As manager

As coach

Tsutomu Ito (Japanese: 伊東 勤, born August 29, 1962 in Kumamoto, Japan) is the former manager of Nippon Professional Baseball's Seibu Lions. He was the number 1 draft pick for the Seibu Lions in 1982 and went on to play for them until 2003. He was talented at leading pitcher, and led his team to winning 12 Pacific League championships and 10 Japan Series winners. After his retirement, he managed and led his team to the 2004 Japan Series championship.

Career statistics[edit]

Year Team Number G AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB BB
+HBP
SO ABG
(Place)
1982 Seibu Lions 27 33 33 3 8 3 0 0 11 1 0 3 3 .242
1983 56 108 22 21 3 0 0 24 6 3 22 19 .194
1984 113 345 44 98 15 1 10 145 44 20 49 46 .284 15th
1985 124 411 57 106 19 5 13 174 62 13 55 43 .258 30th
1986 129 418 59 98 20 3 11 157 40 18 41 70 .234 37th
1987 124 405 42 100 14 1 10 146 51 7 40 77 .247 26th
1988 129 429 51 108 16 5 11 167 56 2 51 68 .252 27th
1989 117 374 37 88 14 1 9 131 35 3 47 56 .235 32nd
1990 119 366 47 103 20 3 11 162 43 4 35 56 .281 12th
1991 124 392 51 83 17 0 8 124 44 3 40 59 .212 36th
1992 124 365 52 96 14 3 4 128 49 10 51 59 .263 27th
1993 128 401 36 90 15 1 7 128 39 6 48 63 .224 31st
1994 113 338 44 86 12 3 8 128 53 17 40 48 .254 23rd
1995 125 386 40 95 21 0 6 134 43 9 32 59 .246 22nd
1996 92 248 24 64 10 0 6 92 26 2 25 25 .258
1997 129 436 50 122 19 1 13 182 56 5 35 48 .280 20th
1998 114 325 34 79 11 2 8 118 38 4 34 42 .243
1999 95 258 27 74 10 1 3 95 24 1 25 35 .287
2000 94 245 21 52 9 0 5 76 19 3 24 48 .212
2001 106 236 15 48 5 1 2 61 20 1 38 41 .203
2002 118 341 29 87 12 1 8 125 50 3 29 48 .255
2003 73 190 13 32 7 0 3 48 12 0 12 31 .168
Career Total 2379 7050 798 1738 286 32 156 2556 811 134 776 1044 .247

Titles and awards[edit]

  • Best Nine : 10 times (1985–1988, 1990–1992, 1997–1998, 2002)
  • Golden Glove : 11 times (1985–1988, 1990–1992, 1994–1995, 1997–1998)
  • Commissioner's Award : once (2003)
  • All Star appearance : 16 times (1984–1998, 2002)
  • 305 sacrifice bunts in career (Pacific League record)

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