Kenichi Wakatabe (若田部 健一, Wakatabe Kenichi, born August 5, 1969 in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan) is a former Nippon Professional Baseball pitcher.

Kenichi Wakatabe
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks – No. 72
Pitcher / Coach
Born: (1969-08-05) August 5, 1969 (age 50)
Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan
Batted: Right Threw: Right
NPB debut
April 9, 1992, for the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks
Last NPB appearance
October 11, 2004, for the Yokohama BayStars
NPB statistics
(through 2005)
Win–loss record71-75
Saves0
ERA4.15
Strikeouts761
Teams
As player

As coach

Career highlights and awards
Last updated on: 11 February 2014

Haruka Wakatabe, his daughter, is one of the members of female idol group HKT48.

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