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Keiji Osawa passes away at the age of 78

by on Oct.07, 2010 @ 11:51 am, under NPB

10/14/2010 3:15am

About 1,200 people showed up for Osawa's wake on Wednesday night.

10/7/2010 11:51am

Keiji Osawa passed away earlier this morning at 7:25am in a Tokyo hospital due to gall bladder cancer.  He was 78 years old.

Careet Stats (Player)

Yr Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB IBB HBP SO DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
1956 NAN 145 439 386 40 100 11 2 4 127 30 18 12 15 3 34 1 1 56 5 .259 .318 .329 .647
1957 107 335 296 36 73 9 2 4 98 22 4 2 7 2 30 0 0 40 10 .247 .314 .331 .645
1958 116 325 290 28 79 10 3 1 98 27 7 5 1 4 28 1 2 45 8 .272 .336 .338 .674
1959 107 260 242 18 59 6 1 0 67 23 4 4 5 1 11 1 1 23 12 .244 .278 .277 .565
1960 110 275 251 21 65 10 1 4 89 25 2 5 2 1 20 0 1 41 9 .259 .315 .355 .670
1961 110 209 190 18 31 5 0 1 39 19 2 1 4 1 13 2 1 30 3 .163 .220 .205 .425
1962 74 193 170 20 42 8 0 0 50 17 0 3 13 2 8 0 0 26 4 .247 .278 .294 .572
1963 90 123 106 13 25 2 0 1 30 9 1 0 5 0 11 0 1 14 0 .236 .314 .283 .597
1964 64 83 73 5 14 0 1 0 16 9 0 0 5 1 4 0 0 14 0 .192 .231 .219 .450
1965 TOK 65 79 71 3 13 3 0 2 22 10 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 12 1 .183 .228 .310 .538
10 years 988 2321 2075 202 501 64 10 17 636 191 38 32 57 18 164 5 7 301 52 .241 .297 .307 .603

Career Stats (Manager)

Yr Tm Rnk G W L T WPCT Age
1971 LOT 2 130 80 46 4 .635 39
1972 5 130 59 68 3 .465 40
1976 HAM 5 130 52 67 11 .432 44
1977 5 130 58 61 11 .487 45
1978 3 130 55 63 12 .466 46
1979 3 130 63 60 7 .512 47
1980 3 130 66 53 11 .555 48
1981 1 130 68 54 8 .557 49
1982 2 130 67 52 11 .563 50
1983 3 130 64 59 7 .520 51
1984 6 130 44 73 13 .376 52
1993 2 130 71 52 7 .577 61
1994 6 130 46 79 5 .368 62
13 years 1547 725 723 99 .501
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