Katsuya Nomura

  • katsuya nomura
    野村 克也
    katsuya nomura 1959 scan10016 160913.jpg
    nomura in 1959
    catcher / manager
    born: (1935-06-29)june 29, 1935
    kyōtango, kyoto, japan
    died: february 11, 2020(2020-02-11) (aged 84)
    setagaya, tokyo, japan
    batted: right threw: right
    npb debut
    june 17, 1954, for the nankai hawks
    last npb appearance
    october 3, 1980, for the seibu lions
    npb statistics
    batting average.277
    hits2,901
    hrs657
    rbis1,988
    managerial record1,565–1,563–76
    winning %.500
    teams
    as player
    • nankai hawks (19541977)
    • lotte orions (1978)
    • seibu lions (19791980)

    as manager

    • nankai hawks (1970–1977)
    • yakult swallows (19901998)
    • hanshin tigers (19992001)
    • tohoku rakuten golden eagles (20062009)
    career highlights and awards
    • pl mvp (1961, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1973)
    • 5x japan series champion (1959, 1964, 1993, 1995, 1997)
    • npb triple crown (1965)
    • 9x pl home run leader (1957, 1961–1968)
    • 7x pl rbi leader (1962–1967, 1972)
    • 19x best nine award (1956–1968, 1970–1973, 1975, 1976)
    • 2x all-star series mvp (1972, 1977)
    • matsutaro shoriki award (1993)
    member of the japanese
    empty star.svg empty star.svg empty star.svg baseball hall of fame empty star.svg empty star.svg empty star.svg
    induction1989

    katsuya nomura (野村 克也, nomura katsuya, june 29, 1935 – february 11, 2020) was a japanese nippon professional baseball (npb) catcher and manager. during his over 26-season playing career mostly spent with the nankai hawks (now the fukuoka softbank hawks), he became one of npb's greatest offensive catchers. he was awarded the pacific league mvp award five times, became the first npb batter to win the triple crown in 1965, and holds the record for second-most home runs and rbis in npb history.

    nomura was a player-manager for the last eight years he was with the hawks, leading them to the pacific league title in 1973. after playing, he became a full-time manager and served led the yakult swallows to four league titles and three japan series championships from 1990 to 1998. later, he managed the hanshin tigers for three seasons and the tohoku rakuten golden eagles for four seasons until his retirement in 2009. as a manager, nomura recorded 1,565 wins, the fifth-most wins of any manager in npb history. he was elected to the japanese baseball hall of fame in 1989.

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Katsuya Nomura
野村 克也
Katsuya Nomura 1959 Scan10016 160913.jpg
Nomura in 1959
Catcher / Manager
Born: (1935-06-29)June 29, 1935
Kyōtango, Kyoto, Japan
Died: February 11, 2020(2020-02-11) (aged 84)
Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Batted: Right Threw: Right
NPB debut
June 17, 1954, for the Nankai Hawks
Last NPB appearance
October 3, 1980, for the Seibu Lions
NPB statistics
Batting average.277
Hits2,901
HRs657
RBIs1,988
Managerial record1,565–1,563–76
Winning %.500
Teams
As player

As manager

Career highlights and awards
Member of the Japanese
Empty Star.svg Empty Star.svg Empty Star.svg Baseball Hall of Fame Empty Star.svg Empty Star.svg Empty Star.svg
Induction1989

Katsuya Nomura (野村 克也, Nomura Katsuya, June 29, 1935 – February 11, 2020) was a Japanese Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) catcher and manager. During his over 26-season playing career mostly spent with the Nankai Hawks (now the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks), he became one of NPB's greatest offensive catchers. He was awarded the Pacific League MVP Award five times, became the first NPB batter to win the Triple Crown in 1965, and holds the record for second-most home runs and RBIs in NPB history.

Nomura was a player-manager for the last eight years he was with the Hawks, leading them to the Pacific League title in 1973. After playing, he became a full-time manager and served led the Yakult Swallows to four league titles and three Japan Series championships from 1990 to 1998. Later, he managed the Hanshin Tigers for three seasons and the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles for four seasons until his retirement in 2009. As a manager, Nomura recorded 1,565 wins, the fifth-most wins of any manager in NPB history. He was elected to the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989.

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