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Mitsujiro Sakai to take over as pitching coach for Nihon Seimei

by on Jan.13, 2012 @ 2:13 pm, under Industrial

The media learned on Thursday that former Nippon Ham Fighter Mitsujiro Sakai (43) will be taking over as pitching coach for Nihon Seimei.  The previous pitcher coach, Yoshikazu Doi (42), decided to step down in order to focus more of his time on work with the parent company.

Sakai spent a a number of years coaching in Taiwain (1999-2007; both for the national team and for the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions) before joining the Yokohama Bay Stars as a scout in 2008.  He then became a pitching coach for the the Shinano Grandserows in 2011.