Yutaka Wada

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Yutaka Wada
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Hanshin Tigers – No. 86
Manager / Infielder
Born: (1962-09-02) September 2, 1962 (age 51)
Matsudo, Chiba, Japan
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
NPB: July 11, 1985 for the Hanshin Tigers
Last professional appearance
NPB: October 1, 2001 for the Hanshin Tigers
NPB statistics
Batting average .291
Hits 1739
Runs batted in 407
Stolen Bases 94
Home runs 29
Managerial statistics
Wins 55
Losses 75
Teams
Career highlights and awards
Olympic medal record
Men's Baseball
Gold Los Angeles 1984 Team Competition

Yutaka Wada (和田 豊?, born September 2, 1962 in Matsudo, Chiba, Japan) is a retired Japanese baseball player for the Hanshin Tigers. He previously worked as a hitting coach for the Hanshin Tigers prior to the 2012 season. After the team failed to make the 2011 play-offs, team manager Akinobu Mayumi was fired, and Yutaka Wada was giving the position to replace him less than a week later. He is notable for various accomplishments, which include the following:

  • 1500 games played
  • 1500 hits
  • 24 game hitting streak from opening game (1997)
  • 3 straight seasons with playing every game
  • Golden Glove (2nd baseman)
  • All star player (1989, 1992-1996, 1999)

Career statistics[edit]

Season Team G AB R H HR RBI BB/HP SO SB SH E AVG
1985 HT 39 49 10 14 0 2 5 3 0 0 2 .286
1986 8 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .333
1987 54 53 8 13 1 2 3 9 3 3 1 .245
1988 127 398 57 111 1 20 38 51 17 57 7 .279
1989 129 476 61 141 1 25 46 39 18 41 5 .296
1990 126 496 72 151 8 36 58 59 17 15 9 .304
1991 129 494 50 147 0 34 59 48 9 12 11 .298
1992 132 550 65 153 0 23 41 48 1 15 6 .278
1993 127 511 63 161 0 36 48 35 4 20 2 .315
1994 130 519 76 165 2 43 68 40 8 14 8 .318
1995 130 509 49 136 1 35 48 39 4 12 7 .267
1996 130 520 66 155 5 44 43 48 2 10 7 .298
1997 96 390 51 117 2 26 29 44 2 4 5 .300
1998 130 438 39 119 4 32 46 39 1 11 7 .272
1999 101 334 30 101 3 23 34 29 4 11 2 .302
2000 88 194 19 49 1 20 28 16 3 6 4 .253
2001 37 38 4 5 0 2 6 7 0 0 0 .132
Total 1713 5972 720 1739 29 403 600 554 114 212 83 .291

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