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Kenjiro Tamiya passes away at the age of 82

by on May.05, 2010 @ 9:37 pm, under NPB

Former player / manger Kenjiro Tamiya suffered a brain hemorrhage at a hospital in Ibaraki Prefecture and passed away today at 10:42am at the age of 82.  Funeral services will take place on the 10th.

Career Batting Stats

Hanshin Tigers: 1949 - 1958
Daimai Orions: 1959 - 1963

G AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB SH SF BB/HBP SO AVG SLG OBP OPS
1488 4807 642 1427 284 55 106 2139 597 190 18 27 520 467 .297 .445 .365 .810

Career Pitching Stats

G IP W L SO ERA
50 206 12 12 76 4.85

Managerial Record

G W L T WPCT
385 155 209 21 .426

Titles / Awards

Batting Title: 1 (1958)
Best Nine: 5 (1956 - 58, 1960-61)
All-Star Game: 7 (1955-58, 1960-62)
Hall of Fame (2002)

Tamiya also was one out away from throwing a perfect game in 1950.