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[7/17/2013] Former Hanshin Ni-gun manager Akira Ishii dead at seventy-three

by on Jul.17, 2013 @ 12:07 am, under NPB

The Tigers announced on Tuesday that their former Ni-gun manager Akira Ishii died on Monday.  He went seventy-three.

Ishii began his pro career with the Hankyu Braves in 1960.  He moved on to coaching after a twelve-year playing career.  He spent most of his time as a batting coach until Hanshin named him their Ni-gun manager in 1990.  He also coached at the amateur level and worked the broadcast booth for Hanshin games.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/16/2013

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Career Stats

Year Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB IBB HBP SO DP AVG OBP SLF OPS
1960 Hankyu 33 81 77 4 18 3 2 0 25 7 1 1 0 0 3 0 1 15 1 .234 .272 .325 .596
1961 Hankyu 95 318 297 22 76 14 3 3 105 25 2 5 2 0 15 0 4 43 11 .256 .301 .354 .654
1962 Hankyu 64 88 80 8 15 2 1 4 31 10 0 3 0 1 6 0 1 22 5 .188 .253 .388 .640
1963 Hankyu 140 324 310 31 79 11 3 4 108 31 1 4 1 1 12 0 0 39 11 .255 .283 .348 .631
1964 Hankyu 147 547 508 66 138 25 5 15 218 69 2 3 1 8 28 1 2 70 18 .272 .312 .429 .741
1965 Hankyu 137 456 428 28 103 16 1 1 124 33 2 1 2 6 20 1 0 51 9 .241 .275 .290 .564
1966 Hankyu 134 508 458 49 107 26 2 10 167 57 6 8 3 7 36 2 4 74 10 .234 .295 .365 .660
1967 Hankyu 83 165 150 16 36 6 0 2 48 9 1 1 1 2 12 0 0 28 4 .240 .296 .320 .616
1968 Hankyu 112 230 213 14 53 9 0 5 77 21 2 2 1 5 9 0 2 34 5 .249 .286 .362 .647
1969 Hankyu 114 250 226 22 53 5 0 3 67 21 5 0 4 2 16 0 2 33 4 .235 .291 .296 .587
1970 Hankyu 111 277 255 24 74 20 0 1 97 19 5 4 1 2 17 1 2 54 9 .290 .339 .380 .720
1971 Hankyu 92 134 115 10 28 1 0 3 38 14 2 1 2 0 16 1 1 16 1 .243 .341 .330 .671
  1262 3378 3117 294 780 138 17 51 1105 316 29 33 18 34 190 6 19 479 88 .250 .297 .355 .652

Awards/Accomplishments

All-Star Appearances: 1964

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