Takashi Nishimoto

Takashi Nishimoto
Born: (1956-06-27) June 27, 1956
Matsuyama, Ehime
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Career statistics
Win–loss record 165–128
Earned run average 3.20
Strikeouts 1,239

As player

As coach

Takashi Nishimoto (西本 聖, Nishimoto Takashi, born June 27, 1956) is a Japanese baseball coach and retired pitcher. He played in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Yomiuri Giants, Chunichi Dragons, and Orix Blue Wave from 1976 through 1993.

In 1981, Nishimoto won the Eiji Sawamura Award. Winning the 1981 Japan Series, he was named the Japan Series Most Valuable Player.[1]

Nishimoto won seven straight Gold Glove Awards from 1979 through 1985.[2] He won the Nippon Professional Baseball Comeback Player of the Year Award in 1989.

After his retirement as a player, Nishimoto coached for the Hanshin Tigers and the Chiba Lotte Marines.[3] In 2013, he coached the Orix Buffaloes.[4]

His brother, Akikazu Nishimoto, played in NPB.


  1. "Giants Take Series". The New York Times. 26 October 1981. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  2. Coskrey, Jason (10 November 2015). "Maeda, Fukudome among Golden Glove recipients". Retrieved 30 October 2016 via Japan Times Online.
  3. Nagatsuka, Kaz (8 November 2010). "Batting center hit hard by recession". Retrieved 30 October 2016 via Japan Times Online.
  4. Coskrey, Jason (28 January 2013). "Buffaloes need pitchers to succeed in search for redemption". Retrieved 30 October 2016 via Japan Times Online.
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