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Kazuhiro Kiyohara 清原和博

by on Oct.01, 2008 @ 12:33 pm, under NPB

Kazuhiro Kiyohara 清原和博

Born: August 18, 1967
Height: 188cm
Weight: 104kg
Bats: R Throws: R
High School: PL Gakuen
1985 Draft First Round Pick

Positions: First, Third, DH
Uniform Numbers: Seibu Lions #3, Yomiuri Giants #5, Orix Buffaloes #5

Code:
YEAR  TM   GM   AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  TB   RBI  SB  CS  SH  SF  BB   HBP  SO   GIDP  BA    OBP
1986  SEI  126  404   66  123  18  1   31  236  78   6   3   4   3   49   11   109   8    .304  .392
1987  SEI  130  444   66  115  25  3   29  233  83   11  4   0   2   80   10   88    10   .259  .382
1988  SEI  130  451   97  129  21  0   31  243  77   5   4   0   3   82   15   102   10   .286  .410
1989  SEI  128  445   92  126  22  2   35  257  92   7   2   0   2   94   16   60    13   .283  .424
1990  SEI  129  436   99  134  19  2   37  268  94   11  5   0   4   105  15   85    7    .307  .454
1991  SEI  126  448   73  121  20  0   23  210  79   3   3   0   2   80   9    77    12   .270  .390
1992  SEI  129  464   82  134  17  0   36  259  96   5   3   0   3   85   4    98    13   .289  .401
1993  SEI  128  448   66  120  15  1   25  212  75   3   2   0   2   84   6    120   9    .268  .389
1994  SEI  129  455   78  127  29  0   26  234  93   5   1   0   5   100  5    117   12   .279  .411
1995  SEI  118  404   63  99   13  3   25  193  64   2   0   0   2   90   9    111   6    .245  .392
1996  SEI  130  487   67  125  30  0   31  248  84   0   2   0   0   70   6    122   14   .257  .357
1997  YOM  130  462   65  115  24  0   32  235  85   0   0   0   7   69   12   152   7    .249  .356
1998  YOM  116  384   67  103  14  0   23  186  80   1   0   0   11  67   8    76    13   .268  .379
1999  YOM  86   263   39  62   12  0   13  113  46   0   0   0   4   46   10   68    12   .236  .365
2000  YOM  75   216   41  64   10  0   16  122  54   0   0   0   3   25   8    51    6    .296  .385
2001  YOM  134  467   67  139  29  0   29  255  121  0   1   1   4   65   14   140   20   .298  .396
2002  YOM  55   148   24  47   1   0   12  84   33   0   0   0   1   18   7    36    1    .318  .414
2003  YOM  114  341   47  99   9   0   26  186  68   0   0   0   4   42   16   97    9    .290  .390
2004  YOM  40   101   18  23   2   0   12  61   27   0   0   0   0   15   4    41    4    .228  .350
2005  YOM  96   321   42  68   6   0   22  140  52   0   1   0   3   41   10   111   6    .212  .317
2006  ORI  67   203   21  45   7   0   11  85   36   0   0   0   1   36   1    83    6    .222  .340
2007  ORI                                      DID NOT PLAY, INJURED
2008  ORI  22   22    0   4    2   0   0   6    3    0   0   0   0   3    0    11    0    .182

Titles

  • Rookie of the Year (1986)
  • Top OBP: 1990, 1992
  • Best Nine: 1988, 1990, 1992
  • Golden Glove: 1988, 1990, 1992-1994

Awards

  • MVP of the Month: 9/1986, 8/1990, 9/1992, 5/1994, 6/2001
  • Nippon Series MVP: 1986, 1988, 2002
  • Noppon Series Fighting Spirit Award: 1993, 1994
  • JCB/MEP Award for Excellence: 2001
  • All-Star MVP: 1986 Gm 2, 1987 Gm 3, 1990 Gm 2, 1993 Gm 1, 1996 Gm 2, 1997 Gm 2, 2000 Gm 3

Records

  • 21 Consecutive seasons of double-digit HRs (1986-2006)
  • 13 Consecutive seasons of 20 or more HRs (1986-1998)
  • 20+ HR seasons: 16
  • Walk-off HRs: 12 (NPB Record)
  • Walk-off Hits: 20 (NPB Record)
  • Grand Slams: 11
  • Walk-off Grand Slams: 2
  • 3 Consecutive Innings with a HR: 6/9/2001
  • All-Star Appearances: 18 (1986-1998, 2000-2002, 2005, 2006)
  • All-Star Batting Avg: .365
  • All-Star HRs: 13
  • All-Star RBIs: 34
  • All-Star Runs: 26
  • All-Star Total Bases: 96

Below are some pictures from Kiyohara's retirement game (various sources).

4 comments on “Kazuhiro Kiyohara 清原和博

  1. Gwynar

    He really did have one heckuva career. I just realized I forgot to include his career totals… I’ll have to add those in.

    BTW: Thanks for the baseball card links.

  2. knucklehead7

    This post inspired me to read a bit more about him. It seems like he was a tad bit of a controversial figure at times, but everyone seemed to be very respectful of him in their retirement articles.

  3. Gwynar

    Kiyohara had a fairly rocky start. And I think he was really disappointed (and shocked) that the Giants didn’t show any interest in him when he was drafted.

    I think his celebrity status at such a young age got to him when he was younger. And I think he softened up quite a bit later on in his career. I know a handful of people around me that started out hating him but have come to really respect him over the last few years. He really played with a lot of heart and emotion.

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