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[10/23/2015] Yomiuri Giants: Yoshinobu Takahashi to retire and accept managerial offer

by on Oct.23, 2015 @ 6:33 pm, under NPB

The Yomiuri Giants announced today that Yoshinobu Takahashi met chief adviser Tsuneo Watanabe and owner Koijro Shiraishi in the morning and accepted their managerial offer. Additionally, Takahashi will be retiring as a player/coach.

The Giants released the following statement from Takahashi:

Today I told adviser Watanabe and owner Shiraishi that I was going to retire and accept their offer to become manager next season. There have been many great managers in Yomiuri history. I am prepared to do what it takes to get as close to that group as possible. I want to thank the fans that have supported me as a player since I first joined the Giants eighteen years ago.

A press conference is scheduled for October 26.

Source: official announcement, Daily Sports 10/23/2015

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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 SLG OPS
1998 Yomiuri 126 515 466 65 140 32 1 19 231 75 3 2 1 5 36 1 7 85 5 .300 .356 .496 .852
1999 Yomiuri 118 505 454 71 143 18 2 34 267 98 3 3 2 2 39 7 8 96 3 .315 .378 .588 .966
2000 Yomiuri 135 577 519 89 150 29 1 27 262 74 5 3 3 3 46 2 6 87 11 .289 .352 .505 .857
2001 Yomiuri 140 605 543 88 164 26 0 27 271 85 3 2 1 5 49 4 7 85 14 .302 .364 .499 .863
2002 Yomiuri 105 454 409 63 125 18 0 17 194 53 1 3 2 3 27 0 13 70 7 .306 .365 .474 .839
2003 Yomiuri 118 486 443 85 143 31 1 26 254 68 3 1 0 2 38 2 3 59 7 .323 .379 .573 .952
2004 Yomiuri 109 477 426 83 135 20 1 30 247 79 1 3 1 1 38 1 11 70 12 .317 .387 .580 .966
2005 Yomiuri 88 360 325 50 97 15 0 17 163 41 1 0 0 0 30 0 5 54 8 .298 .367 .502 .868
2006 Yomiuri 97 390 350 45 91 14 1 15 152 51 1 0 2 5 25 0 8 64 5 .260 .320 .434 .754
2007 Yomiuri 133 590 503 76 155 29 1 35 291 88 1 5 3 2 66 6 16 107 3 .308 .404 .579 .982
2008 Yomiuri 91 311 275 38 65 11 0 17 127 41 1 0 0 1 30 3 5 76 3 .236 .322 .462 .783
2009 Yomiuri 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2010 Yomiuri 116 332 280 30 75 9 0 13 123 56 2 0 0 6 44 1 2 75 6 .268 .364 .439 .804
2011 Yomiuri 95 301 256 35 63 13 0 15 121 37 0 1 1 0 40 1 4 64 9 .246 .357 .473 .829
2012 Yomiuri 130 442 368 30 88 17 0 8 129 56 2 3 1 4 61 4 8 77 14 .239 .356 .351 .707
2013 Yomiuri 68 197 165 23 50 6 1 10 88 34 0 0 0 0 31 2 1 34 4 .303 .416 .533 .950
2014 Yomiuri 72 130 112 8 32 4 0 6 54 29 0 0 0 2 14 0 2 30 0 .286 .369 .482 .851
2015 Yomiuri 77 158 133 11 37 5 0 5 57 21 2 0 0 1 20 0 4 39 3 .278 .386 .429 .815
  1819 6831 6028 890 1753 297 9 321 3031 986 29 26 17 42 634 34 110 1173 114 .291 .366 .503 .872

Awards/Titles

  • Best Nine: 1999, 2007
  • Golden Glove Award: 1998-2003, 2007
  • MVP of the Month: April 1999, August 2000, August 2001, June 2003, June 2007
  • All-Star Game MVP: Game 1 2003
  • Tokyo Dome MVP: 1998
  • All-Star Games: 1998-2004, 2007, 2012
  • National Teams: 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens