Daisuke Miura

Daisuke Miura (三浦 大輔, born December 25, 1973) is a Japanese former professional baseball player from Kashihara, Nara, Japan. He was a starting pitcher for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars from 1992 through 2016.

Daisuke Miura
20140316 Daisuke Miura, pitcher of the Yokohama DeNA BayStars, at Yokohama Stadium.JPG
Miura with the Yokohama DeNA BayStars
Yokohama DeNA BayStars – No. 81
Pitcher / Manager / Coach
Born: (1973-12-25) December 25, 1973 (age 47)
Nara, Japan
Batted: Right Threw: Right
NPB debut
October 7, 1992, for the Yokohama Taiyo Whales
Last appearance
2016, for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars
NPB statistics
Win–loss record172–184
Earned run average3.60
As player

As manager

  • Yokohama DeNA BayStars (2021–present)

As coach

Olympic medal record
Men's Baseball
Bronze medal – third place Athens 2004 Team Competition

Playing careerEdit

Yokohama DeNa BayStarsEdit

Miura was drafted 6th in the 1991 Nippon Professional Baseball draft by the Yokohama Taiyo Whales. He made his professional debut against the Yomiuri Giants on October 7, 1992, retiring six straight batters in relief.

In 2005, he led the Central League in strikeouts (177) and ERA (2.52). Miura became a free agent after an injury-plagued 2008 season. Both the BayStars and the Hanshin Tigers, the team that he had rooted for as a child, offered him contracts. Miura decided to return to the BayStars, who offered him a 4-year contract worth 1 billion yen (approximately US$10 million), as opposed to the Tigers, who were offering three years and 900 million yen. Miura's contract was renewed for the 2014 season at 180 million Yen (approximately US$1.75 million).[1]

Miura is known for his success against the Tigers in his career. Even in his worst seasons, Miura has had some of his best games against the Tigers, particularly at Koshien Stadium.[citation needed]

His nickname is "Hama no Banchō". This means "Boss of [Yoko]hama".[2]

Olympic careerEdit

Miura pitched for Japan in the 2004 Summer Olympics, and helped the team win a bronze medal.[3]

Coaching careerEdit

In 2019, the Yokohama DeNA BayStars hired Miura as pitching coach.[4]

In 2020, Miura was hired as the Manager of the Yokohama DeNA BayStars minor league team.[5]

Pitching styleEdit

Miura throws a fastball in the high 80s and also utilizes a slider, forkball, shuuto, curveball, and cutter.[6] He is known for working both sides of the plate.[7]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-18. Retrieved 2014-02-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2016/09/29/baseball/japanese-baseball/baystars-fans-give-miura-emotional-send-off-final-start-25-year-career/
  3. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/2004_Olympics_%28Rosters%29#Japan
  4. ^ https://www.baystars.co.jp/news/2018/10/1026_08.php
  5. ^ https://www.baystars.co.jp/players/detail/11034
  6. ^ http://baseballdata.jp/playerP/11034.html
  7. ^ http://gendai.ismedia.jp/articles/-/32848?page=5

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