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Tsutomu Wakamatsu (若松 勉, Wakamatsu Tsutomu, born April 17, 1947 in Hokkaidō) is a Japanese former baseball player, coach, and manager for the Yakult Swallows in Nippon Professional Baseball. He batted left-handed, and threw right-handed. His number 1 is honoured by the Swallows.

Tsutomu Wakamatsu
Outfielder
Born: (1947-04-17) April 17, 1947 (age 72)
Rumoi, Hokkaidō, Japan
Batted: Left Threw: Right
NPB debut
1971, for the Yakult Atoms
Last appearance
1989, for the Yakult Swallows
Career statistics
Batting average.319
Home runs220
Hits2,173
Runs batted in884
Teams
As Player

As Coach

As Manager

Career highlights and awards
  • Central League MVP 1978
  • 2x Batting Title (1972,1977)
  • 9x Best Nine Award (1972–1974, 1976–1980, 1984)
  • 2x Golden Glove Award (1977, 1978)
  • Championship Series MVP (1978)
  • 11x times All-Star selection(1972–1980, 1983, 1984)
  • 2x All-Star games MVP (1973, 1977)
  • Tokyo Yakult Swallows #1 retired

NPB record

  • Japanese record .319 Batting average

Awards and accomplishmentsEdit

  • MVP (1978)
  • 2x Batting Title (1972,1977)
  • 9x Best Nine Award (1972–1974, 1976–1980, 1984)
  • Golden Glove Award (1977, 1978)
  • Championship Series MVP (1978)
  • 11x times All-Star selection(1972–1980, 1983, 1984)
  • 2x All-Star games MVP (1973, 1977)

ReferencesEdit