Yoshinori Hirose (広瀬 叔功, Hirose Yoshinori, born August 27, 1936, in Hiroshima) is a former professional baseball outfielder in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball. in 1999 he was voted into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame.[1] He ranks second all time in the NPB for stolen bases, with 596.[2][3] He is also a member of the Meikyukai.

Yoshinori Hirose
広瀬 叔功
Born: (1936-08-27) August 27, 1936 (age 83)
NPB debut
1956, for the Nankai Hawks
Last appearance
1977, for the Nankai Hawks
NPB statistics
Stolen bases596
As player

As manager

  • Nankai Hawks (1978–1980)

As coach

  • Fukuoka Daiei Hawks (1991–1992)
Career highlights and awards
  • 1964 NPB Batting Champion
Member of the Japanese
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Election MethodSelection Committee for the Players


  1. ^ "Hall of Famers List | The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum". english.baseball-museum.or.jp. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  2. ^ Coskrey, Jason (2009-01-17). "Fukumoto blazed quite a trail on bases before Rickey came along". The Japan Times Online. ISSN 0447-5763. Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  3. ^ Johnson, Daniel E. (2006). Japanese Baseball: A Statistical Handbook. McFarland. p. 315.

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