Born: November 14, 1952|
Died: January 17, 2010 (aged 57)|
|September 26, 1973, for the Yomiuri Giants|
|October 22, 1983, for the Hanshin Tigers|
|Earned run average||3.18|
|Career highlights and awards|
Shigeru Kobayashi (小林繁 Kobayashi Shigeru, November 14, 1952 – January 17, 2010) was a Japanese baseball pitcher.
He played for the Yomiuri Giants and the Hanshin Tigers of Nippon Professional Baseball. Kobayashi coached two other NPB teams, the Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes and the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, and also spent a season in the Korea Baseball Organization as a coach for the SK Wyverns.
He died of heart failure in 2010 at the age of 57.
- "Sawamura winner Kobayashi dies at 57". Japan Times. January 18, 2010. Retrieved April 23, 2016.