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Ken Kadokura (門倉 健, Kadokura Ken, born March 9, 1973) is a Japanese professional baseball player, who has made his debut in the Korea Baseball Organization with the Samsung Lions in January 2011.

Ken Kadokura
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Chunichi Dragons – No. 87
Starting pitcher/ Pitching Coach
Born: (1973-03-09) March 9, 1973 (age 46)
Iruma, Saitama, Japan
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
NPB: July 26, 1996, for the Chunichi Dragons
KBO: April 18, 2009, for the SK Wyverns
NPB statistics
(through 2008)
Earned run average4.36
KBO statistics
Win–loss record27-17
Earned run average4.03
As Player

As Coach

  • Samsung Lions (2013–2015)
  • Chunichi Dragons (2019–Present)

He has also played in the Nippon Professional Baseball (Chunichi Dragons, Yomiuri Giants) and the MLB (Chicago Cubs) before joining the SK Wyverns.[1] He is capable is throwing a four seam fastball, a slider, and a fork ball.

As of 2019, Kadokura will be serving as a pitching coach for the Chunichi Dragons second team.


  1. ^ Kim, Jason; Kim Seek (October 22, 2009). "Shades of 2007 as momentum shifts to Wyverns". JoongAng Ilbo. Retrieved 26 June 2011.