Shigeaki Kuroo

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Shigeaki Kuroo (黒尾 重明)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 7", Weight 132 lbs.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Shigeaki Kuroo pitched in Nippon Pro Baseball for 10 years.

Kuroo was signed by the Senators club in 1946, and he was 10-17 with a 4.37 ERA in his rookie year. He was 9th in strikeouts (tied with Sadao Kondo and Tsuguhiro Hattori) and 5th in losses (9 behind Juzo Sanada) in the JPBL. Kuroo then went 19-18 with a 2.64 ERA in 1947, and he led the league in runs allowed and hit-by-pitches. He also ranked 10th in wins (between Rentaro Imanishi and Takao Misono) and 10th in strikeouts (between Kozo Naito and Tadashi Wakabayashi). He was 19-18 again with a 2.70 ERA in 1948, and he led the league with 117 walks. Kuroo also ranked 8th in wins (tied with Yoshio Tenbo and Susumu Yuki), 4th in strikeouts (between Tembo and Victor Starffin) and 8th in losses (5 behind Sadao Kondo).

The Tokyo native had a 14-19 record with a 3.95 ERA in 1949, and he tied Nobuo Nakatani and Imanishi for the lead in losses. When the JPBL split into two leagues in 1950, Kuroo jumped to the Kintetsu Buffaloes and he was 12-21 with a 3.34 ERA. He ranked 8th in the Pacific League in ERA (between Yasuo Yonekawa and Takeshi Nomura) and 3rd in losses (between Mitsuro Sawafuji and Yonekawa). Due toa right shoulder injury, Kuroo only pitched 24 games with a 6-8 record in 1951, and he was 2-2 with a 3.00 ERA in 1952. He came back in 1953, and he was 14-11 with a 2.02 ERA. Kuroo was 2nd in ERA (.004 behind Tokuji Kawasaki) and 8th in wins (tied with Jonas Gaines and Shinichi Inoue). He was 3-3 with a 3.34 ERA in 1954, and he went 0-4 with a 10.57 ERA in 1955. Kuroo announced his retirement after the 1955 season. He coached Seikei University after retiring.

Overall, Kuroo was 99-121 with a 3.25 ERA, struck out 610 and pitched 2,041 1/3 innings in 10 years in NPB. As of 2023, he ranked 70th in losses (tied with Senichi Hoshino) and 85th in innings (between Tomehiro Kaneda and Yutaro Imai) in the NPB.