Koji Himeno

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Koji Himeno (姫野 好治)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 145 lbs.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Koji Himeno pitched in Nippon Pro Baseball for 7 years.

Himeno was signed by the Daiei Stars in 1949, and he was 9-4 with a 3.86 ERA in his rookie year. He had a 4.25 ERA with a 8-10 record in 1950, then he went 6-12 with a 3.91 ERA in 1951. Himeno improved to 13-11 with a 3.27 ERA in 1952, and he tied Tokuji Kawasaki for 8th in wins in the Pacific League.

He was then selected into the 1953 NPB All-Star Games, but he didn't appeared in either of the games. He was 13-12 with a 2.06 ERA in 1953, ranking 7th in complete games (15, tied with Shigeaki Kuroo) and 3rd in ERA (between Kuroo and Atsushi Aramaki). However, he suffered from injuries, so he only pitched 11 games combined in the next two seasons. Himeno announced his retirement in 1956.

Overall, Himeno was 50-50 with a 3.36 ERA, struck out 395 and pitched 899 1/3 innings in 7 years in NPB.