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[10/21/2015] Yomiuri Giants: Tatsunori Hara’s press conference on October 19

by on Oct.21, 2015 @ 3:56 pm, under NPB

Tatsunori Hara held a press conference on October 19 to tell the media that the was stepping down as manager of the Yomiuri Giants.

Some notes:

  • Ten television cameras and about 110 member of the media were at the press conference.
  • Before the press conference, he met chief adviser Tsuneo Watanabe and owner Kojiro Shiraishi. He formally submitted his letter of resignation and the Yomiuri accepted.
  • The three also talked about the next manager.
  • The most important thing he learned while managing the Giants was patience.
  • He does not plan on managing or coaching any time soon. He does not want to work as a baseball commentor or analyst. He wants to spend the next year relaxing or doing volunteer work.
  • His two stints as manager of the Giants lasted twelve seasons (2002-2003, 2006-2015). During that span, he guided the team to seven pennants, three Nippon Series championships, and a 947-712-56 record. Only Shigeo Nagashima (fifteen years) and Tetsuharu Kawakami (fourteen years) had longer careers as managers for the Giants.

Source: official announcement, Daily Sports 10/20/2015, ZakZak 10/20/2015, Nikkan Sports 10/19/2015, Sponichi 10/20/2015, Sponichi 10/20/2015, Sanspo 10/20/2015, Sanspo 10/20/2015, Sanspo 10/20/2015