Masataka Nashida

Masataka Nashida (Japanese:梨田 昌孝, born August 4, 1953 in Hamada, Shimane, Japan) is a former Nippon Professional Baseball [[catcher (baseball)|catcher and manager. As a player, he played for the Kintetsu Buffaloes from 1972 to 1988. After playing, he went on to manage three NPB teams. First, Nashida was the final manager of the Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes before they were dissolved and merged after the 2004 season. He then went on to manage the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters from 2008 to 2011. Finally, he went on to manage the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, the team created to fill the void left by the Buffaloes merger.[1] He was able to lead the Eagles to their third-ever playoff berth in 2017, however he resigned in July the next year when the club dropped to 20 games below a .500 winning percentage.[2] After his resignation, Eagles' coach Yosuke Hiraishi acted as team's interim manager for the remainder of the 2018 season.[3]

Masataka Nashida
梨田 昌孝
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Catcher / Manager
Born: (1953-08-04) August 4, 1953 (age 66)
Hamada, Shimane, Japan
Batted: Right Threw: Right
NPB debut
July 2, 1972, for the Kintetsu Buffaloes
Last NPB appearance
October 19, 1988, for the Kintetsu Buffaloes
NPB statistics
Batting average.254
Hits874
RBIs439
Managerial record805–776–31
Winning %.509
Teams
As player

As manager

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Eagles manager Nashida eager to lead PL club". The Japan Times. Kyodo News. October 8, 2015. Retrieved February 17, 2020.
  2. ^ "Eagles manager Masataka Nashida steps down". The Japan Times. Kyodo News. June 16, 2018. Retrieved February 17, 2020.
  3. ^ "Eagles promote interim manager Yosuke Hiraishi to manager". The Japan Times. Kyodo News. October 5, 2018. Retrieved February 17, 2020.

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