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|Born: August 1, 1960
Shūnan, Yamaguchi, Japan
|Died: July 20, 1993
|April 10, 1982, for the Hiroshima Carp|
|Last NPB appearance|
|April 14, 1991, for the Hiroshima Carp|
|Earned run average||3.31|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Member of the Japanese|
|Baseball Hall of Fame|
He was one of the most famous Japanese right-handed pitchers. He was known as the "Stopper of Flame" (炎のストッパー? Honou-no-Stopper) because from his pitching style with the fastball. His nickname was "Tsune-Gon"(ツネゴン).
His memorial plate, found at Hiroshima Municipal Stadium, is inscribed with the words "We will never forget about his fastball, smile, courage and bravery".
He led his team in two Japan Series and won one title (1984).
- 1st pitch: April 10, 1982.
- 1st win: April 29, 1982.
- Rookie of the Year Award winner: 1982
- Comeback Player of the Year Award winner: 1986
- Best Pitcher of Japan Series Award winner: 1986
- Relief Man of the Year Award winner: 1989
- Japan All-star game: 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989
- 49 W, 90 S, 19 CG, 2 Shutout and 542 K.
|1982||Hiroshima||15||31||11||6||0||166.2||72||114||3.88||Rookie of the Year|
|1984||Hiroshima||15||14||3||4||1||54.1||28||30||4.64||Japan Series Champion|
|1986||Hiroshima||14||49||4||6||22||69.1||16||81||2.08||Comeback Player of the Year, League Champion|
|1989||Hiroshima||14||51||12||5||28||83.0||15||75||1.63||Relief Man of the Year|
|1991||Hiroshima||14||2||0||1||0||1.0||3||1||27.00||hospitalized before League Champion|
- Just One More Pitch - The Fastball Life of Red-Hot Reliever Tsuda Tsunemi (ISBN 4-87728-743-4) - NHK Books (1994)
- The Last Strike (two years and three months with Tsuda Tsunemi) (ISBN 4-87728-607-1) - Keibunsha (1995)
Documentary and Drama
- Just One More Pitch: The Fastball Life of Red-Hot Reliever Tsuda Tsunemi - NHK (1994)
- The Last Strike - Fuji Television (2000)
- NHK archives: NHK Special: Just One More Pitch: The Fastball Life of Red-Hot Reliever Tsuda Tsunemi (Japanese)
- Moving Tsuda memorial plate to the new stadium (Japanese)
- on YouTube (Japanese)