Daisuke Miura

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Daisuke Miura
20140316 Daisuke Miura, pitcher of the Yokohama DeNA BayStars, at Yokohama Stadium.JPG
Miura with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars
Yokohama DeNA BayStars – No. 18
Born: (1973-12-25) December 25, 1973 (age 42)
Nara, Japan
Bats: Right-handed Throws: Right
NPB debut
October 7, 1992, for the Taiyo Whales
NPB statistics
(through 2015)
Win–loss record 172-181
Earned run average 3.56
Strikeouts 2467

As player

As coach

  • Yokohama DeNA BayStars (2014 – present)
Last update: 03 January 2014
Olympic medal record
Men's Baseball
Bronze medal – third place Athens 2004 Team Competition

Daisuke Miura (三浦 大輔, born December 25, 1973) is a professional baseball player from Kashihara, Nara, Japan. He is a starting pitcher for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars. Miura announced he will retire following the completion of the BayStars' participation in the 2016 NPB Climax Series or Japan Series.

Professional Baseball career[edit]

Miura was drafted 6th in the 1991 Nippon Professional Baseball draft by the Yokohama Taiyo Whales. He made his professional debut against the Yomiuri Giants on October 7, 1992, retiring six straight batters in relief.

In 2005, he led the Central League in strikeouts (177) and ERA (2.52). Miura became a free agent after an injury-plagued 2008 season. Both the BayStars and the Hanshin Tigers, the team that he had rooted for as a child, offered him contracts. Miura decided to return to the BayStars, who offered him a 4-year contract worth 1 billion yen (approximately $10 million USD), as opposed to the Tigers, who were offering three years and 900 million yen. Miura`s contract was renewed for the 2014 season at 180 million Yen (approximately 1.75 million USD).[1]

Miura is known for his success against the Tigers in his career. Even in his worst seasons, Miura has had some of his best games against the Tigers, particularly at Koshien Stadium.[citation needed]

His nickname is "Hama no Bancho".[2] This means "Boss of Baystars"

Olympic career[edit]

Miura pitched for Japan in the 2004 Summer Olympics, and helped the team win a bronze medal.[3]

Pitching style[edit]

Miura throws a fastball in the high 80`s and also utilizes a Slider, Forkball, Shuuto, Curveball, and Cutter.[4] He is known for working both sides of the plate.[5]


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