Jim
Albright /
the
japanese insider

## One League Era (before 1950)
I chose to make the whole period before 1950 a "decade" for several reasons:
Takeshi Doigaki
c 264 points Masaki Yoshihara
c 150 points Tetsuharu
Kawakami 1b 388 points Akira Noguchi
1b-p 272 points Shigeru Chiba
2b 369 points Yasuji Hondo
2b 234 points Kazuto Yamamoto
3b 402 points Fumio Fujimura
3b 391 points Toshio Shiraishi
ss 322 points Fujio Ueda
2b-ss 227 points Shosei Go
of 404 points Michinori
Tsubouchi of 291 points Den Yamada
of 290 points Masaru Kageura
of 262 points Haruyasu
Nakajima of 258 points Makoto Kozuru
of 247 points Victor Starffin
p 646 points Jiro Noguchi
p 627 points Tadashi
Wakabyashi p 553 points Hideo Fujimoto
p 419 points Akira Bessho
p 347 points Takao Misonoo
p 339 points Kotaro Mori
p 321 points Teruzo Nakao
p 312 points Juzo Sanada
p 286 points
Sadayoshi Fujimoto mgr 30.50 points
## 1950'sFrom this point on, we will do a team for each league, and then a team for "all players", without regard for the NPB league(s) they played in. The reason for the "all players" league is to see that players traded between leagues are treated fairly. However, I will only provide additional commentary for a player on the "all players" team when circumstances warrant.
Shigeru Fujio
c 185 points Akira Noguchi
c 143 points Tetsuaharu Kawakami
1b 325 points Michio Nishizawa
1b 298 points Shigeru Chiba
2b 251 points Noburu Inoue
2b 235 points Fumio Fujimura
3b-1b 324 points Hiroji Okajima
3b 231 points Yoshio Yoshida
ss 285 points Tatsuro Hirooka
ss 229 points Wally Yonamine
of 383 points Makoto Kozuru
of 321 points Kenjiro Tamiya
of 317 points Noburu Aota
of 303 points Masayasu Kaneda
of 270 points Satoshi Sugiyama
of 263 points Masaichi Kaneda
p 534 points Akira Bessho
p 523 points Shigeru Sugishita
p 517 points Ryohei Hasegawa
p 413 points Takumi Otomo
p 359 points Masaaki Koyama
p 275 points Hideo Fujimoto
p 263 points Takao Fujimura
p 254 points Juzo Sanada
p 248 points Shigeru
Mizuhara mgr 45.23 points
Katsuya Nomura
c 230 points Takeshi Doigaki
c 216 points Tokuji Iida
1b 332 points Kihachi Enomoto
1b 274 points Isami Okamoto
2b 286 points Chico Barbon
2b 211 points Futoshi Nakanishi
3b 457 points Kazuo Kageyama
3b 286 points Yasumitsu Toyoda
ss 398 points Chusuke Kizuka
ss 212 points Kazuhiro Yamauchi
of 423 points Hiroshi Oshita
of 341 points Seiji Sekiguchi
of 288 points Kaoru Betto
of 258 points Shoichi Busujima
of 241 points Katsuki Tokura
of 234 points Kazuhisa Inao
p 472 points Atsushi Aramaki
p 368 points Takao Kajimoto
p 292 points Yasuo Yonekawa
p 272 points Tokuji Kawasaki
p 268 points Giichi Hayashi
p 254 points Sadaaki Nishimura
p 251 points Susumu Yuki
p 239 points Hisafumi Kawamura
p 231 points Kazuto Tsuruoka
mgr 35.47 points Osamu Mihara
mgr-honorable mention 27.60 points
NOTE: HM means "honorable mention"
## 1960's
Masaaki Mori
c 187 points Tatsuhiko Kimata
c 178 points Sadaharu Oh
1b 699 points Tatsuo Okitsu
3b-1b 245 points Morimichi Takagi
2b 290 points Takeshi Koba
2b-ss 216 points Shigeo Nagashima
3b 623 points Takeshi Kuwata
3b-ss 346 points Sadayuki Tokutake
3b 254 points Yoshio Yoshida
ss-2b 248 points Shinichi Eto
of 450 points Kazuhiko Kondo
of 354 points Mitsuo Naka
of 329 points Kazuhiro Yamauchi
of 297 points Isao Shibata
of 246 points Dave Roberts
of 223 points Masaichi Kaneda
p 395 points Minoru Murayama
p 348 points Kunio Jonouchi
p 253 points Noburu Akiyama
p 245 points Hiroshi Gondo
p 223 points Gene Bacque
p 222 points Minoru Kakimoto
p 211 points Kiyoshi Oishi
p 202 points Masaaki Koyama
p 190 points Tetsuharu
Kawakami mgr 38.68 points
Katsuya Nomura
p 609 points Hiromi Wada
c 213 points Kihachi Enomoto
1b 447 points Katsuo Osugi
1b 222 points Daryl Spencer
2b 323 points Jack Bloomfield
2b 264 points Akitoshi Kodama
3b 278 points Tony Roig
ss-3b 244 points Yasumitsu Toyoda
ss 246 points Kenji Koike
ss 246 points Isao Harimoto
of 544 points Yoshinori Hirose
of-ss 352 points Masahiro Doi
of 342 points Kazuhiro Yamauchi
of 301 points Shoichi Busujima
of 273 points Teruyuki Takakura
of 231 points Kazuhisa Inao
p 383 points Mitsuo Minagawa
p 317 points Tadashi Sugiura
p 288 points Tetsuya Yoneda
p 284 points Masaaki Ikenaga
p 245 points Yukio Ozaki
p 241 points Mitsuhiro Adachi
p 234 points Masayuki Dobashi
p 231 points Masaaki Koyama
p 218 points Kazuto Tsuruoka
mgr 25.08 points
NOTE: HM means "honorable mention"
## 1970's
` Koichi Tabuchi
c 485 points Tatsuhiko Kimata
c 354 points Sadaharu Oh
1b 688 points Makoto Matsubara
1b 330 points John Sipin
2b 343 points Morimichi Takagi
2b 244 points Sachio Kinugasa
1b-3b 346 points Masayuki Kakefu
3b 302 points Taira Fujita
ss 356 points Toshiyuki Mimura
ss-2b 296 points Koji Yamamoto
of 438 points Tsutomu Wakamatsu
of 378 points Isao Shibata
of 297 points Kenichi Yazawa
1b-of 292 points Shigeru Takada
of-3b 257 points Gene Martin
of-1b 247 points Yutaka Enatsu
p 274 points Masaji Hiramatsu
p 259 points Hiromu Matsuoka
p 249 points Tsuneo Horiuchi
p 233 points Senichi Hoshino
p 211 points Hisao Niura
p 205 points Takamasa Suzuki
p 197 points Shigeru Kobayashi
p 172 points Yoshiro Sotokoba
p 161 points Tetsuharu
Kawakami mgr 20.99 points
Katsuya Nomura
c 355 points Toshio Kato
c 178 points Hideji Kato
1b 388 points Katsuo Osugi
1b 319 points Hiroyuki Yamazaki
2b 302 points Mitsuo Motoi
2b 293 points Michiyo Arito
3b 392 points Kiyoshi Morimoto
3b 210 points Toshizo Sakamoto
ss-3b 214 points Shigeru Ishiwata
ss 157 points Yutaka Fukumoto
of 412 points Isao Harimoto
of 389 points Masahiro Doi
of 385 points Tokuji Nagaike
of 344 points Hiromitsu Kadota
of 341 points George Altman
of 275 points Hisashi Yamada
p 337 points Keishi Suzuki
p 292 points Choji Murata
p 263 points Tomehiro Kaneda
p 243 points Fumio Narita
p 226 points Osamu Higashio
p 225 points Naoki Takahashi
p 209 points Mitsuhiro Adachi
p 199 points Masaaki Kitaru
p 197 points Toshiharu Ueda
mgr 21.85 points Yukio Nishimoto
mgr 21.29 points
NOTE: HM means "honorable mention"
## 1980's
Kazuhiro Yamakura
c 205 points Mitsuo Tatsukawa
c 167 points Randy Bass
1b 350 points Sachio Kinugasa
1b-3b 335 points Akinobu Okada
2b 347 points Toshio_Shinozuka
2b 339 points Tatsunori Hara
3b 407 points Masayuki Kakefu
3b 393 points Yoshihiko
Takahashi ss 390 points Masaru Uno
ss 344 points Koji Yamamoto
of 429 points Akinobu Mayumi
of-ss 350 points Warren Cromartie
of 331 points Toru Sugiura
of 308 points Yasunori Oshima
of 271 points Carlos Ponce
of 264 points Akio Saito
p 258 points Genji Kaku
p 247 points Suguru Egawa
p 237 points Kazuyuki Yamamoto
p 220 points Takashi Nishimoto
p 216 points Kazuhiko Endo
p 211 points Tatsuo Komatsu
p 210 points Yutaka Ono
p 208 points Manabu Kitabeppu
p 190 points Motoshi Fujita
p 16.19 points
Tsutomu Ito
c 192 points Fujio Tamura
c 179 points Boomer Wells
1b 344 points Toru Ogawa
1b-of 295 points Daijiro Oishi
2b 290 points Hiroyuki Yamazaki
2b 233 points Hiromitsu Ochiai
3b-1b-2b 420 points Hiromi Matsunaga
3b 326 points Hiromichi Ishige
ss-3b 391 points Yoshio Mizukami
ss 186 points Yutaka Fukumoto
of 324 points Koji Akiyama
of 311 points Koji Minoda
of 290 points Makoto Shimada
of 280 points LeRon Lee
of 278 points Hiromitsu Kadota
dh 362 points Hisashi Yamada
p 201 points Osamu Higashio
p 183 points Yutaka Enatsu
p 181 points Shigekazu Mori
p 173 points Yoshinori Sato
p 169 points Hisanobu Watanabe
p 164 points Hideyuki Awano
p 158 points Yuji Inoue
p 149 points Yukihiko Yamaoki
p 147 points Masaaki Mori
p 16.48 points
Kazuhiko Ushujima
## 1990's
Atsuya Furuta
c 388 points Motonobu Tanishige
c 203 points Tom O'Malley
1b 350 points Hiromitsu Ochiai
1b 342 points Bobby Rose
2b 398 points Kazuyoshi
Tatsunami 2b 362 points Akira Eto
3b 386 points Leo Gomez
3b 218 points Kenjiro Nomura
ss 386 points Takahiro Ikeyama
ss 338 points Hideki Matsui
of 406 points Tomonori Maeda
of 310 points Tomoaki Kanemoto
of 278 points Koichi Ogata
of 278 points Alonzo Powell
of 268 points Takanori Suzuki
of 250 points Kazuhiro Sasaki
p 288 points Shinji Sasaoka
p 240 points Masaki Saito
p 225 points Shinji Imanaka
p 192 points Shingo Takatsu
p 186 points Yutaka Ono
p 182 points Masahiro Yamamoto
p 167 points Masumi Kuwata
p 166 points Hiroshi Ishige
p 154 points Katsuya Nomura
mgr 20.07 points
Koichiro Yoshinaga
c 286 points Tsutomu Ito
c 214 points Kazuhiro Kiyohara
1b 353 points Hiroo Ishii
1b 258 points Koichi Hori
2b-ss 280 points Hiroki Kokubo
2b-3b 238 points Atsushi Kataoka
3b 280 points Kiyoshi Hatsushiba
3b 276 points Yukio Tanaka
ss 334 points Kazuo Matsui
ss 267 points Ichiro Suzuki
of 420 points Koji Akiyama
of 370 points Makoto Sasaki
of 282 points Matt Winters
of 261 points Yasuo Fujii
of-1b 260 points Tuffy Rhodes
of 259 points Motoyuki Akahori
p 262 points Hideo Nomo
p 229 points Tetsuya Shiozaki
p 188 points Kimiyasu Kudo
p 180 points Yoshitaka Katori
p 165 points Yasuyuki Kawamoto
p 159 points Hideki Irabu
p 138 points Takehiro Ishii
p 137 points Shigetoshi
Hasegawa p 130 points Masaaki Mori
mgr 24.39 points
NOTE: HM means "honorable mention"
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