Yutaka Enatsu(江夏 豊,Enatsu Yutaka?, born May 15, 1948 in Nara Prefecture, raised in Amagasaki, Hyōgo Prefecture) is a former Japanese pitcher regarded as one of best Japanese strikeout pitchers of all-time. In 1968, he recorded 401 strikeouts, which is still the world record.
Enatsu was a bit player in the Black Mist Scandal which embroiled Japanese baseball from 1969–1971. In November 1970 he received a stern warning from the Central League president due to "involvement with persons in baseball gambling."
He recorded 9 consecutive strikeouts in one of the 1971 All-Star games, and 15 consecutive strikeouts in three of the All-Star games between 1970 and 1971. His consecutive strikeouts were broken up by Katsuya Nomura. The two records are still unbroken.
A starting pitcher for the first part of his career, in 1977 he became a relief specialist, altogether accumulating 193 saves.
While playing with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp in 1979, Enatsu was the Central LeagueMVP, as he compiled a 9-5 record with a 2.67 ERA and 117 strikeouts in 104-2/3 innings. That year the Carp won the Central League pennant and the Japan Series.