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Osamu Higashio a candidate to replace Katsuya Nomura next season?

by on Jul.07, 2009 @ 7:47 am, under NPB

Sports Hochi is reporting that former Lions manager Osamu Higashio is a potential candidate to take over the Rakuten Eagles next season.

Higashio managed the Seibu Lions for 7 seasons between 1995 and 2001 and went 489-425-23 with a .535 winning percentage. He guided the Lions to 2 first place finishes (1997 & 1998) and 2 second place finishes (1999 & 2000). The Lions finished in third in the other three seasons Higashio was at the helm.