Led the Giants to 3 Japan Series titles and Team Japan to the 2009 WBC title
Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
After joining the Giants, he won the league pennant, Japan
Series title and Rookie of the Year in 1981. He served as the
manager of the Giants for 12 years, leading the team to 7 league
pennants and 3 Japan Series titles. In 2009, he led Japan to
its second straight championship title as a manager at the WBC.