Tsuyoshi Yoda

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Tsuyoshi Yoda
与田 剛
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Chunichi Dragons – No. 92
Pitcher / Coach
Born: (1965-12-04) December 4, 1965 (age 53)
Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
Batted: Right Threw: Right
NPB debut
April 7, 1990, for the Chunichi Dragons
Last appearance
October 2, 1999, for the Nippon-Ham Fighters
NPB statistics
(through 2000)
Win–loss record8-19
Saves59
ERA4.58
Strikeouts212
Teams
As player

As coach

As Manager

Career highlights and awards
Last updated on: 26 December 2018

Tsuyoshi Yoda (与田 剛, born December 4, 1965) is a Japanese professional baseball player and coach.

Yoda played for the Chunichi Dragons of Nippon Professional Baseball, debuting in 1990. After the 1990 season, Yoda played on a team of Japanese all-stars, opposing American all-stars.[1] In 1996, he signed with the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball, and played in minor league baseball for the Memphis Chicks of the Class AA Southern League. However, elbow injuries limited him.[2] He returned to Japan to play for the Nippon-Ham Fighters of NPB in 1999.

Yoda served as a coach for the Japanese national baseball team in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.[3] He works as an analyst on baseball broadcasts for NHK.[2]

On the 17th of October, Yoda was instated as the new manager of his former club the Chunichi Dragons. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b "ESPN WE'VE HAD JAPANESE ACES, JAPANESE ALL-STARS AND JAPANESE WORLD CHAMPS. SO HOW FAR CAN WE BE FROM A JAPANESE SKIPPER IN THE BIG LEAGUES? [NOT VERY.]". M.espn.go.com. 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2013-08-20.
  3. ^ "NewsLibrary.com – newspaper archive, clipping service – newspapers and other news sources". Nl.newsbank.com. 2009-02-25. Retrieved 2013-08-20.
  4. ^ "Tigers manager Tomoaki Kanemoto won't return for 2019 season". The Japan Times Online. 2018-10-11. ISSN 0447-5763. Retrieved 2018-10-19.

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