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Mutsuo Minagawa, Hiromitsu Ochiai elected into HoF

by on Jan.14, 2011 @ 7:15 pm, under NPB

The Japan Baseball Hall of Fame announced today that the Players Selection Committee elected Hiromitsu Ochiai (out of 31 candidates) from the Player's Division and Mutsuo Minagawa (out of 10 candidates) from the Experts Division.

And for the first time in 18 years, the 14-member Special Selection Committee was not able to come up with a selection -- with each voter selecting up to three candidates each, none of the candidates got the required 75% minimum.  As per the rules, a second round of votes, taking the top 3 vote-getters from the first round, was conducted.  In this instance, two candidates tied for 3rd place, so a total four candidates were included in the second round of voting.  Committee members were then allowed to select up to two candidates each but no one candidate managed to get 75% of the votes.

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Mutsuo Minagawa

ERA Title: 1 (1968)
Best Nine: 1 (1968)
All-Star Selections: 6 (1957, 1965-1968, 1970)

YR TM G CG ShO W L WPCT IP H HR BB SO ER ERA
1954 NAN 10 0 0 0 3 .000 23.1 23 1 6 11 8 3.00
1955 NAN 4 0 0 0 0 .000 6.2 4 0 2 3 1 1.29
1956 NAN 60 1 1 11 10 .524 190.2 169 8 32 68 46 2.17
1957 NAN 56 5 2 18 10 .643 229.0 170 7 57 90 60 2.36
1958 NAN 52 12 6 17 8 .680 230.2 172 9 54 113 47 1.83
1959 NAN 51 0 0 10 6 .625 163.2 129 7 30 91 35 1.92
1960 NAN 39 2 1 11 8 .579 158.1 144 7 40 78 51 2.89
1961 NAN 51 1 0 16 7 .696 177.1 142 11 42 119 39 1.97
1962 NAN 59 8 3 19 4 .826 212.1 201 13 34 119 59 2.49
1963 NAN 53 2 1 12 9 .571 188.0 165 16 36 96 53 2.54
1964 NAN 52 2 0 7 5 .583 161.0 161 19 42 73 52 2.91
1965 NAN 40 4 2 14 10 .583 163.2 140 12 41 89 48 2.63
1966 NAN 46 11 6 18 7 .720 212.0 188 20 42 109 50 2.12
1967 NAN 45 9 3 17 13 .567 255.2 215 16 74 152 65 2.29
1968 NAN 56 27 8 31 10 .756 352.1 256 18 72 193 63 1.61
1969 NAN 33 4 1 5 14 .263 134.1 126 16 24 65 39 2.62
1970 NAN 27 8 2 9 10 .474 163.2 154 14 47 100 69 3.79
1971 NAN 25 5 1 6 5 .545 135.1 145 28 42 69 64 4.27
Totals 759 101 37 221 139 .614 3158.0 2704 222 717 1638 849 2.42

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Hiromitsu Ochiai

MVP: 2 (1982, 1985)
Triple Crown: 3 (1982, 1985, 1986)
Batting Titles: 5 (1981-1983, 1985-1986)
HR Titles: 5 (1982, 1985-1986, 1990-1991)
RBI Titles: 5 (1982, 1985-1986, 1989-1990)
Best Nine: 10 (1981, 1982/2B, 1983, 1988, 1990, 1991/1B, 1984-1986, 1989)
All-Star Selections: 15 (1981-1991, 1993, 1995-1997)
All-Star MVP: 2 (1983, 1985)

YR TM G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB IBB HBP SO GDP AVG OBP SLG OPS
1979 LOT 36 69 64 7 15 3 1 2 26 7 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 12 2 .234 .290 .406 .696
1980 LOT 57 188 166 28 47 7 0 15 99 32 1 0 2 2 17 0 1 23 5 .283 .349 .596 .946
1981 LOT 127 502 423 69 138 19 3 33 262 90 6 3 1 4 68 1 6 55 17 .326 .423 .619 1.043
1982 LOT 128 552 462 86 150 32 1 32 280 99 8 2 0 4 81 6 5 58 11 .325 .428 .606 1.034
1983 LOT 119 497 428 79 142 22 1 25 241 75 6 5 0 3 64 5 2 52 14 .332 .419 .563 .982
1984 LOT 129 562 456 89 143 17 3 33 265 94 8 1 0 4 98 8 4 33 14 .314 .436 .581 1.017
1985 LOT 130 568 460 118 169 21 1 52 351 146 5 1 0 4 101 26 3 40 16 .367 .481 .763 1.244
1986 LOT 123 522 417 98 150 11 0 50 311 116 5 1 0 1 101 19 3 59 15 .360 .487 .746 1.232
1987 CHU 125 519 432 83 143 33 0 28 260 85 1 4 0 4 81 10 2 51 10 .331 .435 .602 1.037
1988 CHU 130 557 450 82 132 31 1 32 261 95 3 4 0 6 98 13 3 70 11 .293 .418 .580 .998
1989 CHU 130 559 476 78 153 23 1 40 298 116 4 3 1 6 75 7 1 69 11 .321 .410 .626 1.036
1990 CHU 131 570 458 93 133 19 1 34 256 102 3 3 0 8 100 17 4 87 7 .290 .416 .559 .975
1991 CHU 112 478 374 80 127 17 0 37 255 91 4 2 0 5 95 16 4 55 9 .340 .473 .682 1.155
1992 CHU 116 481 384 58 112 22 1 22 202 71 2 3 0 6 88 8 3 74 12 .292 .425 .526 .948
1993 CHU 119 504 396 64 113 19 0 17 183 65 1 2 0 8 96 14 4 69 13 .285 .423 .462 .885
1994 YOM 129 540 447 53 125 19 0 15 189 68 0 0 0 6 81 4 6 56 13 .280 .393 .423 .815
1995 YOM 117 483 399 64 124 15 1 17 192 65 1 0 0 8 73 2 3 87 17 .311 .414 .481 .895
1996 YOM 106 448 376 60 113 18 0 21 194 86 3 0 0 2 67 3 3 53 11 .301 .408 .516 .924
1997 HAM 113 466 397 35 104 14 0 3 127 43 3 0 0 5 61 1 3 60 16 .262 .361 .320 .680
1998 HAM 59 192 162 11 38 6 0 2 50 18 0 1 0 2 26 0 2 22 12 .235 .344 .309 .652
Totals 2236 9257 7627 1335 2371 371 15 510 4302 1564 65 35 4 88 1475 160 63 1135 236 .311 .422 .564 .987