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[8/26/2013] Masayuki Dobashi passes away at the age of seventy-seven

by on Aug.26, 2013 @ 8:29 pm, under NPB

Former Toei pitcher Masayuki Dobashi died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease) at a hospital in Tokyo on Saturday at 10:56pm.  He was seventy-seven.  His wake will be held on the 28th and his services on the 29th.

Dobashi joined the Toei Flyers in 1955.  He retired in 1967 with a 162-135 record.  He later went on to manage the Nittaku Home Flyers (1973), Yakult Swallows (1984-1986), and Nippon Ham Fighters (1992).

Source: Daily Sports 8/26/2013, Nikkan Sports 8/26/2013

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Career Stats

Year Team G GS CG ShO W L Sv H WPCT BF IP H HR BB IBB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA WHIP
1956 Toei 4 2 0 0 0 1 - - .000 29 6.1 9 1 2 0 1 3 0 0 8 8 10.29 1.74
1957 Toei 26 6 3 1 5 2 - - .714 386 97.1 79 2 21 0 4 74 1 0 31 27 2.48 1.03
1958 Toei 54 28 18 6 21 16 - - .568 1202 309.2 239 18 53 6 6 222 3 0 97 73 2.12 0.94
1959 Toei 63 34 21 1 27 16 - - .628 1336 339.0 293 23 43 6 4 217 2 0 101 89 2.36 0.99
1960 Toei 44 32 17 1 12 23 - - .343 1076 263.1 258 19 39 4 7 193 1 0 113 92 3.14 1.13
1961 Toei 63 37 25 9 30 16 - - .652 1538 393.0 313 23 45 5 6 298 2 0 111 83 1.90 0.91
1962 Toei 48 30 14 4 17 14 - - .548 1084 272.0 256 12 24 3 2 140 0 0 89 72 2.38 1.03
1963 Toei 53 32 15 1 20 16 - - .556 1210 301.0 279 31 36 2 13 169 1 0 128 102 3.05 1.05
1964 Toei 48 35 12 3 20 15 - - .571 1102 270.1 250 20 46 1 8 132 1 1 113 99 3.30 1.09
1965 Toei 24 17 3 0 4 10 - - .286 551 129.0 148 9 20 3 2 67 1 0 68 59 4.12 1.30
1966 Toei 19 15 6 2 6 6 - - .500 472 122.1 97 11 9 0 1 43 0 0 33 31 2.29 0.87
1967 Toei 9 0 0 0 0 0 - - -- 62 15.0 16 3 1 0 0 4 0 0 9 9 5.40 1.13
  455 268 134 28 162 135 - - .545 10048 2518.1 2237 172 339 30 54 1562 12 1 901 744 2.66 1.02

Awards/Accomplishments

Nippon Series MVP: 1962
All-Star Appearances: 1958-1964 (seven times)
Notes: Struck out nine consecutive batters on May 31, 1958 (NPB record, tied with others).

Managerial Stats

Year Team Age G W L T WPCT GB HR BAVG ERA
1973 Nittaku 38 130 55 69 6 .444 5th/3rd 133 .254 3.97
1984 Yakult 49 130 51 71 8 .418 25 101 .264 4.76
1985 Yakult 50 130 46 74 10 .383 26.5 143 .264 4.75
1986 Yakult 51 130 49 77 4 .389 27.5 119 .252 4.27
1992 Nippon Ham 57 130 54 73 3 .425 26 99 .259 4.20
  Totals   549 221 303 25 .422