Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, who was called "Mr. Dragons" by the team OB, was appointed as the new manager of professional baseball and Chunichi, and Mr. Tatsunami said at the press conference, "My mission is to strengthen the team. I want to instill obsession, "he said with enthusiasm.

This season, the team scored the lowest in the 12 teams and the offensive team finished in 5th place in the league, and Tsuyoshi Yoda took responsibility for the poor performance and retired.



On the morning of the 29th, the owner of Uichiro Oshima officially requested the appointment of director at a hotel in Nagoya, and Mr. Tatsunami accepted it.



Mr. Tatsunami is 52 years old from Osaka prefecture.



He joined the team in 1st place in the draft on Chunichi, and played for 22 years as a player who had a good run and defense, and was called "Mr. Dragons".



A total of 2480 hits is the 8th place in the history of professional baseball, and 487 doubles are professional baseball records.



Mr. Tatsunami, who had a press conference in the afternoon, said, "My mission is to strengthen the team. I want to instill in the players an obsession with winning that I really regret and reflect on when I lose."



Regarding the rebuilding of the team that finished in 5th place this season, "80% of the pitchers are pitchers in baseball. Will definitely do something about it. "



Owner Oshima, who attended the press conference, said, "I hope to become a strong team under the new coach Tatsunami."



The team has signed a multi-year contract with Mr. Tatsunami.



Chunichi is scheduled to practice in the fall at Nagoya Baseball Stadium from the 4th of next month, and the movement toward rebuilding Mr. Tatsunami's team will start.

What is new director Tatsunami?

Kazuyoshi Tatsunami, the new coach of Chunichi, is 52 years old from Osaka prefecture.



As the captain of PL Gakuen, he won consecutive spring and summer championships at Koshien and joined Chunichi in 1st place in the draft.



From the first year, he participated in 110 games such as starting in the opening game with "No. 2 Short" and contributed to the league championship, and won the "Golden Glove Award" for the first time among a rookie king and a rookie who graduated from high school. ..



With a height of 1 meter and 73 centimeters, in the world of professional baseball, he played for 22 years as a small but well-rounded player, and was called "Mr. Dragons".



A total of 2480 hits for professionals is the 8th place in the history of professional baseball, and 487 doubles is a record for professional baseball.



He also won the Best Nine twice and the Golden Glove Award five times in three positions: short, second and third.



After retiring, he worked as a critic, but in February he was invited as a temporary coach to the spring camp in Chunichi, where he enthusiastically taught his batting theory.

The challenge is to solve the lack of scoring ability

Chunichi's challenge, which finished fifth this season, is a serious lack of scoring ability.



The pitchers have a team ERA of 3.22, which is the top of the 12 teams so far, while the offensive team has a batting average of 20%, 3 minutes and 7 squares, the lowest score in the league, 405, and 69 home runs are all the worst of the 12 teams.



To solve the lack of scoring ability of the task New coach Tatsunami is required to improve the striking power of the fielders including young players.



When he served as a temporary coach at this spring camp, it was conspicuous that he enthusiastically coached many players, including Yota Kyoda, the chairman of the player, and Akira Neo, who was in the third year, with the same left-handedness as himself. rice field.



Attention will be paid to how the new coach Tatsunami, who has an excellent batting theory, will guide and train the players to improve their scoring ability.

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