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[1/18/2016] Kimiyasu Kudo, Masaki Saito among newest members of the HoF (Includes vote totals)

by on Jan.18, 2016 @ 8:06 pm, under NPB
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The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Tokyo announced the addition of five new members on January 18.

Direct Links to Official HoF Profiles

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[12/1/2015] Japan Baseball Hall of Fame 2016 Candidates

by on Dec.01, 2015 @ 11:12 pm, under NPB
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Ballot - Players Division

Fourteen returning candidates, nine new candidates

Player Name DOB Retired Years
Left
Votes
2013 2014 2015
赤星 憲広 Akahoshi, Norihiro 1976.04.10 2009 14 14
石毛 宏典 Ishige, Hiromichi 1956.09.22 1996 1 24 19 51
伊東 勤 Ito, Tsutomu 1962.08.29 2003 8 43 33 96
郭 源治 Kaku, Genji 1956.10.05 1996 1 29 30 48
川相 昌弘 Kawai, Masahiro 1964.09.27 2006 11 33 29 60
清原 和博 Kiyohara, Kazuhiro 1967.08.18 2008 13 69 65
桑田 真澄 Kuwata, Masumi 1968.04.01 2008 13 33 48
斎藤 雅樹 Saito, Masaki 1965.02.18 2001 6 126 149 246
佐々岡 真司 Sasaoka, Shinji 1967.08.26 2007 12 18 15 15
佐藤 義則 Sato, Yoshinori 1954.09.11 1998 3 39 32 73
立浪 和義 Tatsunami, Kazuyoshi 1969.08.19 2009 14 117
野村 謙二郎 Nomura, Kenjiro 1966.09.19 2005 10 18 13 37
松永 浩美 Matsunaga, Hiromi 1960.09.27 1997 2 12 10 23
T.ローズ Rhodes, Tuffy 1968.08.21 2009 14 85
大村 直之 Omura, Naoyuki 1976.02.13 2010 15      
工藤 公康 Kudo, Kimiyasu 1963.05.05 2010 15      
小坂 誠 Kosaka, Makoto 1973.07.02 2010 15      
斉藤 和巳 Saito, Kazumi 1977.11.30 2010 15      
高津 臣吾 Takatsu, Shingo 1968.11.25 2010 15      
堀 幸一 Hori, Koichi 1969.04.02 2010 15      
村松 有人 Muramatsu, Arihito 1972.12.12 2010 15      
矢野 燿大 Yano, Akihiro 1968.12.06 2010 15      
藪 恵壹 Yabu, Keiichi 1968.09.28 2010 15      

Ballot - Expert Division

Nine returning candidates, four new candidates.

Player Name DOB Votes
2013 2014 2015
榎本 喜八 Enomoto, Kihachi 1936.12.05 49 66
大沢 啓二 Osawa, Keiji 1932.03.14 14 46 45
権藤 博 Gondo, Hiroshi 1938.12.02 11 44 57
田淵 幸一 Tabuchi, Koichi 1946.09.24 17 22
土橋 正幸 Dobashi, Masayuki 1935.12.05 3 26 19
長池 徳士 Nagaike, Tokuji 1944.02.21 6 16 18
R.バース Bass, Randy 1954.03.13 10 36 43
平松 政次 Hiramatsu, Masaji 1947.09.19 17 50 63
星野 仙一 Hoshino, Senichi 1947.01.22 53
伊勢 孝夫 Ise, Takao 1944.12.18      
岡田 彰布 Okada, Akinobu 1957.11.25      
斉藤 明夫 Saito, Akio 1955.02.23      
山口 高志 Yamaguchi, Takashi 1950.05.15      

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Sources: Hall of Fame Announcement, NPB Announcement

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[1/23/2015] Atsuya Furuta, Kazuo Hayashi, Ryohei Murayama newest members of the HoF (Includes vote totals)

by on Jan.23, 2015 @ 6:10 pm, under NPB
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The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Tokyo announced the addition of three new members earlier today.

Atsuya Furuta was one of twenty-three eligible candidates to be voted into the Hall of Fame in the Players Division. There were nineteen eligible candidates in the Expert Division, but none recorded enough votes. The Special Selection committee selected Kazuo Hayashi and Ryohei Murayama.

Direct Links to Official HoF Profiles

Source: official announcement

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Players Division

Selection Committee

Total Members 348
Total Votes Cast 334
Total Good Votes 332
Necessary Votes 249

Ballot

  Name JPN Name ENG Votes Percent
  古田 敦也 Furuta, Atsuya 255 76.8%
  斎藤 雅樹 Saito, Masaki 246 74.1%
  原 辰徳 Hara, Tatsunori 243 73.2%
* 立浪 和義 Tatsunami, Kazuyoshi 117 35.2%
  岡田 彰布 Okada, Akinobu 107 32.2%
  伊東 勤 Ito, Tsutomu 96 28.9%
* T.ローズ Rhodes, Tuffy 85 25.6%
  佐藤 義則 Sato, Yoshinori 73 22.0%
  清原 和博 Kiyohara, Kazuhiro 65 19.6%
  川相 昌弘 Kawai, Masahiro 60 18.1%
  石毛 宏典 Ishige, Hiromichi 51 15.4%
  郭 源治 Kaku, Genji 48 14.5%
  桑田 真澄 Kuwata, Masumi 48 14.5%
  野村 謙二郎 Nomura, Kenjiro 37 11.1%
  松永 浩美 Matsunaga, Hiromi 23 6.9%
  佐々岡 真司 Sasaoka, Shinji 15 4.5%
* 赤星 憲広 Akahoshi, Norihiro 14 4.2%
* 緒方 孝市 Ogata, Koichi 6 1.8%
* 江藤 智 Eto, Akira 5 1.5%
* 仁志 敏久 Nishi, Toshihisa 5 1.5%
* 小宮山 悟 Komiyama, Satoru 3 0.9%
* 礒部 公一 Isobe, Koichi 1 0.3%
* 清水 崇行 Shimizu, Takayuki 1 0.3%

Expert Division

Selection Committee

Total Members 119
Total Votes Cast 109
Total Good Votes 108
Necessary Votes 81

Ballot

  Name JPN Name ENG Votes
  榎本 喜八 Enomoto, Kihachi 66
  平松 政次 Hiramatsu, Masaji 63
  権藤 博 Gondo, Hiroshi 57
* 星野 仙一 Hoshino, Senichi 53
  大沢 啓二 Osawa, Keiji 45
  バース Bass, Randy 43
  加藤 英司 Kato, Hideji 30
  田淵 幸一 Tabuchi, Koichi 22
  土橋 正幸 Dobashi, Masayuki 19
  長池 徳士 Nagaike, Atsushi 18
  足立 光宏 Adachi, Mitsuhiro 16
  藤田 平 Fujita, Taira 12
  荒川 博 Arakawa, Hiroshi 8
  ブーマー Wells, Greg "Boomer" 7
* 水谷 実雄 Mizutani, Jitsuo 7
* 大島 康徳 Oshima, Yasunori 4
  村上 雅則 Murakami, Masanori 4
* 篠塚 和典 Shinozuka, Kazunori 2
* 伊原 春樹 Ihara, Haruki 0

 

* New candidates

Special Selection Committee

Total Members 14
Total Votes Cast 13
Total Good Votes 13
Necessary Votes 10

Ballot

Name JPN Name ENG Votes
林 和男 Hayashi, Kazuo 13
村山 龍平 Murayama, Ryohei 12
脇村 春夫 Wakimura, Haruo 4
瀧 正男 Taki, Masao 3
山中 正竹 Yamanaka, Masatake 3
松本 滝蔵 Matsumoto, Takizo 2
岡田 功 Okada, Isao 1
太田 誠 Ota, Makoto 0
杉浦 清 Sugiura, Kiyoshi 0
谷村 友一 Tanimura, Tomoichi 0

Source: official announcement

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[11/28/2014] Japan Baseball Hall of Fame 2015 Candidates

by on Nov.28, 2014 @ 10:17 pm, under NPB
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Ballot - Players Division

  Name JPN Name ENG
  石毛 宏典 Ishige, Hiromichi
  伊東 勤 Ito, Tsutomu
  岡田 彰布 Okada, Akinobu
  郭 源治 Kaku, Genji
  川相 昌弘 Kawai, Masahiro
  清原 和博 Kiyohara, Kazuhiro
  桑田 真澄 Kuwata, Masumi
  斎藤 雅樹 Saito, Masaki
  佐々岡 真司 Sasaoka, Shinji
  佐藤 義則 Sato, Yoshinori
  野村 謙二郎 Nomura, Kenjiro
  原 辰徳 Hara, Tatsunori
  古田 敦也 Furuta, Atsuya
  松永 浩美 Matsunaga, Hiromi
* 赤星 憲広 Akahoshi, Norihiro
* 礒部 公一 Isobe, Koichi
* 江藤 智 Eto, Akira
* 緒方 孝市 Ogata, Koichi
* 小宮山 悟 Komiyama, Satoru
* 清水 崇行 Shimizu, Takayuki
* 立浪 和義 Tatsunami, Kazuyoshi
* 仁志 敏久 Nishi, Toshihisa
* T. ローズ Rhodes, Tuffy

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Ballot - Expert Division

  Name JPN Name ENG
  足立 光宏 Adachi, Mitsuhiro
  荒川 博 Arakawa, Hiroshi
  榎本 喜八 Enomoto, Kihachi
  大沢 啓二 Osawa, Keiji
  加藤 英司 Kato, Hideji
  権藤 博 Gondo, Hiroshi
  田淵 幸一 Tabuchi, Koichi
  土橋 正幸 Dobashi, Masayuki
  長池 徳士 Nagaike, Atsushi
  ランディ・バース Bass, Randy
  平松 政次 Hiramatsu, Masaji
  ブーマー・ウェルズ Wells, Greg "Boomer"
  藤田 平 Fujita, Taira
  村上 雅則 Murakami, Masanori
* 伊原 春樹 Ihara, Haruki
* 大島 康徳 Oshima, Yasunori
* 篠塚 和典 Shinozuka, Kazunori
* 星野 仙一 Hoshino, Senichi
* 水谷 実雄 Mizutani, Jitsuo

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* new candidates

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Source: official announcement

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[1/17/2014] Hideo Nomo, Koji Akiyama, Kazuhiro Sasaki, Choichi Aida make Japanese HOF (Includes Vote Totals)

by on Jan.17, 2014 @ 7:25 pm, under NPB
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Hideo Nomo (45), Koji Akiyama (51), and Kazuhiro Sasaki (45) were elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum today.  There were twenty-two eligible candidates this year.  At forty-five years and four months, Nomo is the youngest player to make it into the Hall.  He also joined Victor Starffin and Sadaharu Oh as the only players to make it on the first ballot.

The Special Selection Committee elected the late Choichi Aida with their votes.

FYI: Sasaki is the third youngest to make the Hall of Fame at forty-five years and ten months.  The late Tetsuharu Kawakami is now in second at forty-five years and eight months.

Source: official announcementDaily Sports 1/17/2014, Sanspo 1/17/2014

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Japan Baseball Hall of Fame 2014 Candidates

by on Dec.01, 2013 @ 2:39 pm, under NPB
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Ballot - Players Division

  Name JPN Name ENG
  秋山幸二 Akiyama, Koji
  石毛宏典 Ishige, Hiromichi
  伊東 勤 Ito, Tsutomu
  大島康徳 Oshima, Yasunori
  岡田彰布 Okada, Akinobu
  郭 源治 Kaku, Genji
  川相昌弘 Kawai, Masahiro
  斎藤雅樹 Saito, Masaki
  佐々岡真司 Sasaoka, Shinji
  佐々木主浩 Sasaki, Kazuhiro
  佐藤義則 Sato, Yoshinori
  篠塚和典 Shinozuka, Kazunori
  西村徳文 Nishimura, Norifumi
  西本 聖  Nishimoto, Takashi
  野村謙二郎 Nomura, Kenjiro
  原 辰徳 Hara, Tatsunori
  古田敦也 Furuta, Atsuya
  松永浩美 Matsunaga, Hiromi
* 清原和博 Kiyohara, Kazuhiro
* 桑田真澄 Kuwata, Masumi
* 鈴木尚典 Suzuki, Takanori
* 野茂英雄 Nomo, Hideo

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Ballot - Expert Division

  Name JPN Name ENG
  足立光宏 Adachi, Mitsuhiro
  大沢啓二 Osawa, Keiji
  加藤英司 Kato, Hideji
  権藤 博 Gondo, Hiroshi
  土橋正幸 Dobashi, Masayuki
  長池徳士 Nagaike, Atsushi
  ランディ・バース Bass, Randy
  平松政次 Hiramatsu, Masaji
  ブーマー・ウェルズ Wells, Greg "Boomer"
* 荒川 博 Arakawa, Hiroshi
* 有藤道世 Arito, Michiyo
* 榎本喜八 Enomoto, Kihachi
* 武智文雄 Takechi, Fumio
* 田淵幸一 Tabuchi, Koichi
* 梨田昌孝 Nashida, Masataka
* 藤田 平 Fujita, Taira
* ブレイザー Blasingame, Don
* 村上雅則  Murakami, Masanori
* 谷沢健一 Yazawa, Kenichi
* レロン・リー Lee, Leron

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* new candidates

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Source: official announcement

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The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum to celebrate 54th anniversary

by on Jun.04, 2013 @ 10:11 pm, under NPB
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54th Anniversary Poster

The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Tokyo will celebrate its 54th anniversary on June 12.  As part of the festivities, the museum will be giving away postcards (one per visitor) of the 2013 inductees.  They will also give away a poster featuring all 180 members of the Hall of Fame to the first fifty-four visitors.

Museum Hours - 10:00am until 6:00pm
Admission - 500 yen for adults, 300 yen for adults 65 and older, and 200 yen for elementary/junior high kids

Source: official announcement

[4/1/2013] General News and Notes: Samurai Japan, HoF name/status change ceremony

by on Apr.02, 2013 @ 2:00 am, under NPB, WBC
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Koji Yamamoto's contract as Samurai Japan officially ended on Sunday.  The NPB will likely begin talks about the next manager some time in June.

Source: Sports Hochi 4/1/2013

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The NPB held a committee meeting for Samurai Japan on Monday.  Special adviser Shigeo Araki and special assistant adviser Ken Maezawa participated for the first time.  The group met ahead of a scheduled executive committee meeting on the 8th and discussed a number of issues, including ideas for how to expand revenue streams for the Samurai Japan project.

Source: Sponichi 4/1/2013

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The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Tokyo held a ceremony on Monday to commemorate the museum's name change/status from Zaidan Hojin Yakyu Taiiku Hakubutsukan (財団法人 野球体育博物館) to Koeki Zaidan Yakyu Dendo Hakubutsukan (公益財団法人 野球殿堂博物館).

Source: official announcement

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Yutaka Ono, Yoshiro Sotokoba elected into Hall of Fame

by on Jan.11, 2013 @ 5:28 pm, under NPB
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The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced today that the Players Selection Committee elected Yutaka Ono (大野 豊) from the Players Division and Yoshiro Sotokoba (外木場 義郎) from the Expert Division.  The Special Selection Committee elected Kazuo Fukushima (福嶋 一雄).

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Japan Baseball Hall of Fame 2013 Candidates

by on Nov.28, 2012 @ 6:11 pm, under NPB
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The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum released their list of candidates for 2013 today.

Players Division

Eligibility: Five or more years after they retire and then fifteen years until they are dropped from the ballot.

Candidates From Last Year

Player JPN Player ENG Last Team
秋山 幸二 Akiyama, Koji Daiei
石毛 宏典 Ishige, Hiromichi Daiei
伊東  勤 Ito, Tsutomu Seibu
大島 康徳 Oshima, Yasunori Nippon Ham
大野  豊 Ono, Yutaka Hiroshima
岡田 彰布 Okada, Akinobu Orix
郭  源治 Kaku, Genji Chunichi
川相  昌弘 Kawai, Masahiro Chunichi
斎藤 雅樹 Saito, Masaki Yomiuri
佐々木主浩 Sasaki, Kazuhiro Yokohama
佐藤 義則 Sato, Yoshinori Orix
篠塚 和典 Shinozuka, Kazunori Yomiuri
西村 徳文 Nishimura, Norifumi Lotte
西本  聖 Nishimoto, Takashi Yomiuri
野村謙二郎 Nomura, Kenjiro Hiroshima
原  辰徳 Tatsunori, Hara Yomiuri
松永 浩美 Matsunaga, Hiromi Daiei

New Candidates

Player JPN Player ENG Last Team
佐々岡真司 Sasaoka, Shinji Hiroshima
田中 幸雄 Tanaka, Yukio Nippon Ham
古田 敦也 Furuta, Atsuya Yakult
吉井 理人 Yoshii, Masato Lotte

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Expert Division

Eligibility: 1) coaches, managers, umpires that have been retired for six months or more; 2) players that have been retired for twenty-one or more years.

Candidates From Last Year

Player JPN Player ENG Last Team
足立 光宏 Adachi, Mitsuhiro Hankyu Coach ('85)
大沢 啓二 Osawa, Keiji Nippon Ham Manager ('94)
加藤 英司 Kato, Hideji Orix Ni-gun manager ('05)
外木場義郎 Sotokoba, Yoshiro Hiroshima Coach ('99)
土橋 正幸 Dobashi, Masayuki Nippon Ham Manager ('92)
長池 徳士 Nagaike, Atsushi Lotte Coach ('98)
平松 政次 Hiramatsu, Masaji Taiyo ('84)

New Candidates

Player JPN Player ENG Last Team
権藤  博 Gondo, Hiroshi Chunichi
ブーマー・ウェルズ Wells, Greg Daiei
ランディ・バース Bass, Randy Hanshin
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