Akihiro Togo

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Akihiro Togo (十河 章浩)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8 1/2", Weight 143 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Akihiro Togo played for the Japanese national team for several years, including winning a medal in the Olympics. He also won three Silver Medals and two non-Olympic Bronzes.

Togo helped Kinki University win the All-Japan University Baseball Championship Series. [1] He was with Japan when they won Silver Medals in both the 1989 Intercontinental Cup and the 1989 Asian Championship. [2] Backing up Kazuya Harai at short in the 1990 Baseball World Cup, he was 3 for 11 with 3 runs, 2 steals and 2 RBI, handling 10 chances error-free. [3] He hit .357/.387/.536 in the 1991 Intercontinental Cup as Japan won the Silver Medal; he had 8 runs and 8 RBI in 8 games while fielding .962 and going 3-for-3 in steals. He was named the All-Star shortstop. [4]

In the 1992 Olympics, he started at short for Japan. He fielded perfectly in 28 chances, scored 9 runs in 9 games and hit .250/.389/.321. His 7 walks tied Shinichi Sato for the team lead. In the Bronze Medal Game, he was 0 for 4 in a 8-3 win over Team USA. [5] He helped Japan win the 1993 Asian Championship. [6]

He was only 2 for 24 in the 1993 Intercontinental Cup, with one triple, four walks, four steals in five tries and a .964 fielding at SS, starting ahead of Makoto Imaoka. He tied Takayuki Takabayashi and Dante Powell for 3rd in the Cup in swipes. In the Bronze Medal Game, he was 0 for 4 with a walk in a win over Nicaragua [7] In the 1994 Baseball World Cup, he backed up Naoki Matsumoto at 2B and Toshihisa Nishi at SS. He hit .188/.235/.375 and fielded .947. In the Bronze Medal Game, another win over Nicaragua, he was 1 for 4. [8]

After his playing career ended, he coached and later managed Nippon Life, the team he had played for in the industrial leagues. In his second season as a manager, 2015, he guided them to their first title in 17 years. [9]


  1. Japanese Wikipedia entry
  2. Taiwan Baseball Wiki
  3. Defunct IBAF site
  4. ibid.
  5. ibid.
  6. Taiwan Baseball Wiki
  7. Defunct IBAF site
  8. ibid.
  9. Japanese Wikipedia