Nagoya Kinko

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Nagoya Kinko
Information
League Japanese Baseball League
Year established 1936
Former name(s) Nagoya Golden Dolphins (1936)
Ownership Nagoya Shimbun
Manager Genzaburo Okada (1936–1940)[1]

Nagoya Kinko (long name: Nagoya Kinnosachihiko)[1] was a Japanese baseball team that played in the Japanese Baseball League (JBL) before it merged with another team. It was owned by the daily broadsheet Nagoya Shimbun.[1]

The club was founded as the Nagoya Golden Dolphins before the 1936 JBL season. In 1937 the team changed its name to Nagoya Kinko.

The franchise never had a winning record and never placed higher than fourth in the league standings. Few players wanted to play for the team,[1] and it merged with the Tsubasa Baseball Club after the 1940 season to form the Taiyō Baseball Club; that franchise was dissolved following the 1944 JBL season.

Team statistics[edit]

Year Team name Wins Losses Ties Win/Loss Percentage Standings Games behind
1936 (fall) Golden Dolphins 9 19 0 .321 6 14
1937 (spring) Kinko 25 30 1 .455 5 16.5
1937 (fall) Kinko 23 25 1 .479 4 16
1938 (spring) Kinko 13 22 0 .371 6 10
1938 (fall) Kinko 11 29 0 .275 9 19.5
1939 Kinko 36 56 4 .391 7 30
1940 Kinko 34 63 7 .351 8 38.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Nagoya Kinko", Baseball-Reference.com. Accessed Mar. 8, 2015.