Tatsunori Hara

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Tatsunori Hara
原 辰徳
Hara in 2015
Yomiuri Giants – No. 83
Born: (1958-07-22) July 22, 1958 (age 61)
Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan
Batted: Right Threw: Right
NPB debut
April 4, 1981, for the Yomiuri Giants
Last appearance
October 8, 1995, for the Yomiuri Giants
NPB statistics
Batting average.279
Home runs382
As player

As manager

As coach

Career highlights and awards
Member of the Japanese
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Tatsunori Hara (原 辰徳, Hara Tatsunori, born July 22, 1958 in Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan) is the manager of the Yomiuri Giants baseball team in Nippon Professional Baseball.

Hara previously managed the Giants from 2002 to 2003, and again from 2006 until his abrupt resignation at the end of the 2015 season.[1] During those tenures, he led the Giants to seven Central League pennants and three Japan Series championships.[1] In October 2018, he was rehired as Giants manager for three seasons after Yoshinobu Takahashi announced his intention to step down.[1] Hara also played for the Giants during his professional baseball career from 1981 to 1995.

Hara led the Japan national baseball team to victory in the final of the 2009 World Baseball Classic.[2]

Hara's nephew, Tomoyuki Sugano, is a professional pitcher for the Giants.


  1. ^ a b c "Baseball: Former WBC championship team skipper Hara rejoins Giants". mainichi.jp. Mainichi Shimbun. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Tatsunori Hara expected to manage Japan at World Baseball Classic". The Canadian Press. 2008-10-28. Retrieved 2008-10-28.[dead link]

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