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Atsushi Kizuka to retire, become Ni-gun coach in 2011

by on Sep.21, 2010 @ 3:58 pm, under NPB

Atsushi Kizuka (YOK) announced earlier today that this would be his last season as an active player and that he accepted a Ni-gun coaching position with the Bay Stars for the 2011 season.

Career Stats

Year Club G W L Sv CG ShO BF IP H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA WHIP
2000 YOK 46 7 3 18 0 0 243 62.1 46 7 13 1 73 1 1 20 20 2.89 0.95
2001 YOK 69 9 5 3 0 0 344 90.2 58 10 26 3 70 1 0 25 25 2.48 0.93
2002 YOK 36 1 3 2 0 0 174 41.1 41 5 9 2 39 0 0 20 18 3.92 1.21
2003 YOK 28 0 1 0 0 0 108 26.2 21 7 6 0 23 0 0 16 12 4.05 1.01
2004 YOK 52 2 3 0 0 0 220 52.0 45 3 18 6 26 0 0 21 20 3.46 1.21
2005 YOK 58 6 5 0 0 0 203 51.2 44 4 11 3 35 0 1 14 14 2.44 1.06
2006 YOK 59 3 1 0 0 0 267 61.0 63 4 26 3 46 0 0 25 24 3.54 1.46
2007 YOK 76 3 1 0 0 0 147 35.1 32 1 10 5 25 0 0 13 12 3.06 1.19
2008 YOK 16 1 0 0 0 0 27 6.0 7 0 1 1 8 0 0 5 5 7.50 1.33
2009 YOK 43 3 2 1 0 0 133 31.2 35 5 7 3 20 0 0 18 17 4.83 1.33
2010 YOK 6 0 1 0 0 0 20 3.2 9 2 0 0 2 0 0 5 5 12.27 2.45
Totals 489 35 25 24 0 0 1886 462.1 401 48 127 27 367 2 2 182 172 3.35 1.14

Note: This article originally noted Tomokazu Oka as retiring when in fact it is Atsushi Kizuka retiring.  This was a fault of my own as I rushed through the headline and carelessly misread the kanji for Kizuka (木塚) as Oka (大家).  I didn't realize the problem until after I read a separate article that also carried a picture of Kizuka.  My apologies for any confusion this may have caused.

One comment on “Atsushi Kizuka to retire, become Ni-gun coach in 2011

  1. Deanna

    Big difference there. Kizuka was probably the most interesting pitcher the Baystars had in a very, very long time, and it always stymied me why they’d bring him in for like, one out at a time. It’s a shame that he’s ending his playing career, but good that he’ll stay in baseball.

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