Famous People in Japan

Ishii Takuro

Date of Birth 25 August 1970
Place of Birth Tochigi

Takuro was born on August 25, 1970 in Asikaga, Tochigi. He went to Sano-kita Junior High School and played baseball actively .

After that, he continued to play baseball at Asikaga Kogyo High School. When he was in the 11th grade, he took part in the National Senior High School Baseball tournament. Throughout his three years of high school, he was an ace pitcher.

In 1988, he joined the Japanese professional baseball team, the Whales. He recorded 2.13 as his earned run average (ERA) and got the highest record.

After four years in 1992, he became an infielder and changed his name from "Tadanori" to "Takuro". In 1993, at last he got 24 steals, and won the title of "The Steal King". In addition, the next year, he had the most sacrifice bunts in the Central League. In 1997, he has become a 319 percentage hitter, and in 1998, he became "The Steal King" again.

Won title Year
Golden Gloves 1993'-95', 98'
Steal King 1993', 98', 99'
Best Nine Members 1997'-2000'
Most Hits 1998
All-star Game 1995, 97'-00'

References: http://baystars.cplaza.ne.jp/player/5.html

Reported by: Mitsuko Yamaguchi
Data verified by: Tanabe Erina, Nakajima Yukiko
Date of Report: December 2000
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