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Japanese Baseball Fielding Data
Cameron Fairchild writes:
Can you point me to some place or publication (in English) where I can find fielding stats for past seasons of Japanese baseball? I have found tons of batting stats but almost nothing for fielding.
Jim Albright's Response
has defensive games, putouts, assists, errors and
passed balls for the following:
1967 Central and 1967 Braves in 1967 folder,
1992, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, and 2000
plus the following teams in the assorted champion
1950 Orions and Robins, 1951 and 1953 Giants and Hawks
(both seasons), 1957 Lions, 1977 Giants, and 1978
You will have to join the jball group. This is free
if you don't count the info you will have to give
Yahoo in order to join.
This is all the data I know of in English. If you
want more, I suggest contacting Michael Westbay at
japanesebaseball.com in the Ask the Commish forum and
see what he can do for you. Unfortunately, the
defensive data is apparently not easy to come by even
if one reads Japanese, and few people who can do so
have taken the time to do the translations and make
them available in English.
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