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[7/5/2013] Former Kintetsu pitcher Fumio Takechi dies of heart failure

by on Jul.05, 2013 @ 11:36 pm, under NPB

Former Kintetsu pitcher Fumio Takechi died of heart failure at a hospital in Kyoto at 8:20pm on July 1.  He was eighty-six.  His family has already held a private funeral service.

Source: Sponichi 7/5/2013

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Career Stats

Year Team G GS CG ShO W L Sv HD WPCT BF IP H HR BB IBB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA WHIP
1950 Kintetsu 16 7 4 1 2 3 -- -- .400 388 93.2 86 7 25 -- 5 18 1 0 41 33 3.16 1.19
1951 Kintetsu 39 29 19 3 15 15 -- -- .500 973 243.0 198 14 57 -- 2 86 2 6 89 73 2.70 1.05
1952 Kintetsu 44 29 10 1 9 18 -- -- .333 933 216.0 233 11 63 -- 6 85 0 3 126 91 3.79 1.37
1953 Kintetsu 29 17 6 1 4 15 -- -- .211 590 141.1 156 8 35 -- 0 50 1 0 73 62 3.93 1.35
1954 Kintetsu 47 34 23 2 26 15 -- -- .634 1191 307.1 266 14 41 -- 3 132 1 1 92 74 2.16 1.00
1955 Kintetsu 40 30 10 5 10 16 -- -- .385 837 210.2 190 13 23 1 2 76 0 0 82 60 2.56 1.01
1956 Kintetsu 45 30 16 4 16 16 -- -- .500 1015 255.2 234 11 29 3 1 113 1 0 88 69 2.43 1.03
1957 Kintetsu 39 22 6 1 9 13 -- -- .409 782 193.1 188 18 28 2 4 87 0 0 84 67 3.11 1.12
1958 Kintetsu 31 19 2 1 4 10 -- -- .286 536 122.2 150 5 25 2 2 39 1 0 63 52 3.80 1.43
1959 Kintetsu 23 20 1 0 2 11 -- -- .154 438 104.2 119 10 21 4 2 39 1 0 48 44 3.77 1.34
1960 Kintetsu 21 11 1 0 3 4 -- -- .429 294 72.2 72 4 16 2 0 27 0 0 29 22 2.71 1.21
1961 Kintetsu 21 4 0 0 0 1 -- -- .000 192 45.2 47 4 17 1 1 17 0 0 16 14 2.74 1.40
1962 Kintetsu 6 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- ---- 36 8.1 13 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 5 3 3.00 1.68
  401 253 98 19 100 137 -- -- .422 8205 2015.0 1952 120 381 15 28 773 8 10 836 664 2.97 1.16

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Awards/Accomplishments

All-Star Appearances: 1954, 1956
Perfect Game: June 19, 1955
Notes: Led the league in wins in 1954. First pitcher to toss a complete game in the PL (second in NPB).