Takehiro Ishii

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Takehiro Ishii (石井 丈裕)

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Played for Japan at the 1988 Olympics and the 1988 Baseball World Cup. He led all pitchers in the 1988 Cup in strikeouts (32 in 27 1/3 IP), beating out the likes of Andy Benes, Ben McDonald, Charles Nagy, Jim Abbott, Hideo Nomo and Orlando Hernandez. Ishii went 3-0 with a save and a 0.99 ERA. He allowed only 2 walks and 15 hits. He joined Abbott as the tourney's All-Star pitchers. He tried to save the semifinals after Nomo faltered in the 8th but allowed a single, triple and a balk without retiring anyone in the loss to Cuba that eliminated Japan. In the 1988 Olympics, he was 2-1 with a 1.90 ERA, good for 6th in ERA behind James Figueroa, McDonald, Tetsuya Shiozaki, Jesus Feliciano and Parris Mitchell.

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