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Kimiyasu Kudo decides to retire

by on Dec.09, 2011 @ 3:38 am, under NPB

48-year-old Kimiyasu Kudo has decided to retire.

Kudo has also posted an update on on his blog, thanking fans for 30 years of support.

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Career Stats

Year Tm G W L Sv CG ShO BF IP H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA WHIP
1982 SEI 27 1 1 0 0 0 122 28.2 22 0 21 1 29 1 0 11 11 3.45 1.50
1983 SEI 23 2 0 0 0 0 138 33.1 30 6 13 0 24 0 0 13 12 3.24 1.29
1984 SEI 9 0 1 0 0 0 53 12.1 10 1 10 1 8 0 0 4 4 2.92 1.62
1985 SEI 34 8 3 0 8 0 554 137.0 84 13 73 2 104 1 1 44 42 2.76 1.15
1986 SEI 22 11 5 0 10 2 586 145.1 111 22 56 1 138 1 0 53 52 3.22 1.15
1987 SEI 27 15 4 0 23 2 899 223.2 181 18 64 2 175 2 0 65 60 2.41 1.10
1988 SEI 24 10 10 1 11 2 694 159.0 164 18 70 1 94 4 0 77 67 3.79 1.47
1989 SEI 33 4 8 2 4 0 540 118.0 126 12 76 2 94 9 0 70 65 4.96 1.71
1990 SEI 13 9 2 0 4 1 359 85.2 58 11 46 2 89 4 0 33 32 3.36 1.21
1991 SEI 25 16 3 0 10 4 705 175.1 124 17 75 0 151 4 0 55 55 2.82 1.13
1992 SEI 25 11 5 0 6 3 645 150.2 140 17 69 3 133 4 0 60 59 3.52 1.39
1993 SEI 24 15 3 0 4 0 697 170.0 129 10 65 2 130 5 0 46 39 2.06 1.14
1994 SEI 24 11 7 0 4 1 554 130.2 120 12 44 3 124 2 1 54 50 3.44 1.26
1995 DAI 22 12 5 0 6 1 652 163.0 137 15 48 0 138 4 0 69 66 3.64 1.13
1996 DAI 29 8 15 0 9 1 867 202.2 207 17 70 1 178 6 0 94 79 3.51 1.37
1997 DAI 27 11 6 0 0 0 670 161.1 153 14 48 3 146 2 0 61 60 3.35 1.25
1998 DAI 15 7 4 0 1 0 386 93.2 90 8 28 2 65 0 1 35 32 3.07 1.26
1999 DAI 26 11 7 0 7 3 754 196.1 143 12 34 1 196 6 1 56 52 2.38 0.90
2000 YOM 21 12 5 0 1 1 545 136.0 127 14 16 1 148 5 0 53 47 3.11 1.05
2001 YOM 5 1 3 0 0 0 103 21.1 35 3 7 0 8 2 0 21 20 8.44 1.97
2002 YOM 24 9 8 0 1 1 681 170.1 157 21 26 2 151 5 0 61 55 2.91 1.07
2003 YOM 18 7 6 0 4 2 483 117.0 117 15 22 3 115 1 0 56 55 4.23 1.19
2004 YOM 23 10 7 0 2 0 596 138.2 160 27 33 1 128 3 0 78 72 4.67 1.39
2005 YOM 24 11 9 0 1 0 595 136.0 159 26 44 1 130 4 0 73 71 4.70 1.49
2006 YOM 13 3 2 0 0 0 295 70.0 69 12 19 3 52 0 0 41 35 4.50 1.26
2007 YOK 19 7 6 0 0 0 442 103.2 118 6 28 4 73 2 0 46 45 3.91 1.41
2008 YOK 3 0 2 0 0 0 70 13.2 21 3 5 1 7 2 0 13 8 5.27 1.90
2009 YOK 46 2 3 0 0 0 172 37.1 53 11 14 0 24 2 1 30 27 6.51 1.79
2010 SEI 10 0 2 0 0 0 33 6.0 11 1 4 0 7 0 0 7 7 10.50 2.50
Totals 635 224 142 3 116 24 13890 3336.2 3056 362 1128 43 2859 81 5 1379 1279 3.45 1.25

Awards

MVP: 1993, 1999

Best Pitcher: 2000

Best Nine: 1987, 1993, 2000

Golden Gloves: 1994, 1995, 2000

Nippon Series MVP: 1986, 1987

All-Star Game Selections: 1986-1987, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999-2000, 2004-2005