Takehiko Kobayakawa

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Takehiko Kobayakawa
Infielder
Born: (1961-11-15) November 15, 1961 (age 55)
Batted: Left Threw: Right
NPB debut
April 7, 1984, for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp
Last appearance
June 2, 1999, for the Yakult Swallows
Teams

As Player

As Coach

Career highlights and awards

Takehiko Kobayakawa (小早川 毅彦, Kobayakawa Takehiko?), (born November 15, 1961) is a former Japanese baseball player of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp[1] and Yakult Swallows of Japan's Central League.

He was born in Aki-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture.

He led his team into two Japan Series and winning one title (1984:Hiroshima and 1997:Yakult).

Career[edit]

  • 1st play on April 7, 1984.
  • 1st hit on April 20, 1984.
  • 1st home run on May 6, 1984.
  • Rookie of the Year Award winner (1984).
  • Greatest number of RBI (1987).
  • MVP for the Month (June,1987).
  • 171 HR, 626 RBI, 3997 H, 34 SB.
  • Hiroshima Carp Batting Coach (2006-).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cruz homers power Orioles". The Vindicator. October 29, 1984. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 

Statistics[edit]

Year Team No. GP AB R H 2H 3H HR RBI TB BB SB CS SH K BA Titles
1984 Hiroshima 6 112 357 50 105 17 1 16 59 172 27 8 1 4 66 .280 Rookie of the Year, League Champion, Japan Series Champion
1985 Hiroshima 6 98 269 41 78 16 3 14 45 142 34 4 3 3 66 .290
1986 Hiroshima 6 73 173 21 45 5 0 12 24 86 15 1 0 0 33 .260 League Champion
1987 Hiroshima 6 124 420 57 120 17 1 24 93 211 37 5 4 0 96 .286 Greatest number of RBI
1988 Hiroshima 6 126 453 63 131 24 2 17 69 210 72 8 3 0 74 .289
1989 Hiroshima 6 114 396 48 119 13 1 12 61 170 56 1 2 1 68 .301
1990 Hiroshima 6 105 353 49 100 12 1 17 61 165 45 2 3 0 71 .283
1991 Hiroshima 6 92 239 24 62 14 0 7 39 97 25 0 1 1 38 .259 League Champion
1992 Hiroshima 6 113 330 36 92 18 1 11 55 145 53 0 1 0 75 .279
1993 Hiroshima 6 106 309 36 83 11 1 17 45 147 43 1 1 1 74 .269
1994 Hiroshima 6 93 150 13 37 4 0 6 18 59 18 2 0 0 29 .247
1995 Hiroshima 6 66 113 8 27 6 0 2 14 39 19 2 1 0 28 .239
1996 Hiroshima 6 8 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 .125
1997 Yakult 7 116 309 37 77 13 0 12 33 126 45 0 2 0 72 .249 League Champion, Japan Series Champion
1998 Yakult 7 62 81 6 14 4 0 3 8 27 12 0 1 0 12 .173
1999 Yakult 7 23 19 1 2 0 0 1 2 5 1 1 0 0 5 .105
TOTALS - 1431 3997 490 1093 174 11 171 626 1802 502 34 23 10 810 .273 -

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