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Former Yomiuri Giant Ritsuo Harimoto dies

by on Jan.16, 2012 @ 10:22 pm, under NPB

Former Yomiuri Giant Ritsuo Harimoto died from complications of pneumonia at a hospital in Yokohama on Saturday (1/14) at 8:30am.  He was 76.

Harimoto played for Nippon Tsuun after college and prior to joining the Yomiuri Giants in 1960.  He was spent time coaching in the Taiyo and Nippon Ham organizations.

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Rookie of the Year: 1960
Sawamura Award: 1 (1960)
All-Star Games: 1 (1961)

Career Stats

Year Tm G GS CG ShO W L Sv WPCT BF IP H HR BB IBB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA WHIP
1960 YOM 69 35 26 3 29 18 -- .617 1416 364.2 278 22 89 3 8 210 3 1 92 81 2.00 1.01
1961 YOM 40 25 7 2 11 12 -- .478 751 179.1 156 15 73 7 5 93 1 0 68 62 3.10 1.28
1962 YOM 26 19 2 2 7 6 -- .538 452 109.0 102 11 34 0 0 58 0 0 40 34 2.81 1.25
1963 MAI 39 26 7 2 15 14 -- .517 754 179.1 167 16 70 2 2 108 0 0 80 66 3.30 1.32
1964 TOK 20 11 0 0 1 9 -- .100 298 70.0 77 12 22 0 0 36 0 0 41 39 5.01 1.41
1965 TOK 7 0 0 0 0 0 -- ---- 62 15.0 14 2 5 0 1 10 0 0 5 5 3.00 1.27
Totals 201 116 42 9 63 59 -- .516 3733 917.1 794 78 293 12 16 515 4 1 326 287 2.82 1.18