Akinori Iwamura Career Stats

Due to the World Series, there are quite a few folks happening by our humble site in search of information on Swallow-turned-Ray Akinori Iwamura. The big search over the past couple of days (aside from just his name) has been for stats, so to help out where we can, we present you with:

Akinori Iwamura

Born: 2/9th/1979 in Uwajima, Ehime
Ht.: 175.5cm Wt.: 80kg
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Career Stats

Year Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB Avg. OBP Slg.
1998 Yakult Swallows 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
1999 Yakult Swallows 252 74 11 4 11 35 18 46 7 .294 .341 .500
2000 Yakult Swallows 436 121 13 9 18 66 39 103 13 .278 .342 .472
2001 Yakult Swallows 520 149 24 4 18 81 32 111 15 .287 .329 .452
2002 Yakult Swallows 510 163 35 2 23 71 58 114 5 .320 .390 .531
2003 Yakult Swallows 232 61 6 2 12 35 22 55 5 .263 .328 .461
2004 Yakult Swallows 533 160 19 0 44 103 70 173 8 .300 .385 .583
2005 Yakult Swallows 548 175 * * 30 102 63 * 6 .319 * *
2006 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 615 167 27* 2* 32 77 70 128* 8 .311 .389* .544*
2007 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 491 140 21 10 7 34 58 114 12 .285 .359 .411
2008 Tampa Bay Rays 627 172 30 9 6 48 70 131 8 .274 .349 .380

* Asterisks indicate information we just don’t have on hand at the moment or numbers that we cannot firmly vouch for due to conflicting reports from different sources or because the numbers are drawn from sources about which we have reservations due to errors that exist elsewhere in the source.

And because a lot of searches have come through for him, too, we present you with the stats for:

Christopher Pellegrini

Born: 1978 in Vermont, United States
Ht.: 182cm Wt.: 75kg
Writes: Left Orders: Right
Position: Seated sideways/Milling around the top deck

Career Stats

Year Team GA Beer CB Pizza TR T-S Cap B-B Tat BAC
2001 Yakult Swallows 10 42 4 0 0 4 1 3 6 .04
2002 Yakult Swallows 24 101 18 0 1 18 2 5 22 .06
2003 Yakult Swallows 35 122 27 0 0 23 2 2 14 .05
2004 Yakult Swallows 36 126 20 1 0 31 1 11 7 .05
2005 Yakult Swallows 30 110 19 0 1 11 5 4 6 .05
2006 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 40 167 28 2 1 9 2 1 8 .09
2007 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 42 271 39 9 2 11 7 2 12 .34
2008 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 37 302 33 17 4 37 4 0 2 .19

GA= Games Attended
Beer= # of standard beers consumed
CB= # of Chicken Baskets consumed
Pizza= # of Pizzas ordered for delivery to the stadium
TR= # of Tearful Retirements witnessed
T-S= # of T-shirts purchased
Cap= # of Caps purchased
B-B= # of Fancy Belt Buckles purchased
Tat= # of other Tat items purchased
BAC= Blood Alcohol Content, of course

  • Sorry to be a faultfinder again, but “Bats: Left Throws: Right”, right?

  • Tomnish, no need to apologize. You’re right again, of course.

    Perhaps you’ll also be in a position to clarify the stats for 2005 and 2006, too – I drew these stats from three different sources and found that all three sources disagreed on quite a few points in Iwamura’s last two years in Tokyo. One site I used omitted 2005 altogether.

  • I greatly enjoyed Chris stats.:-)

    I don’t know where I can find the really correct stats and neither do I have Iwamura stats myself because I’m not his big fan, but the 2005 and 2006 stats in the Wikipedia(Japanese) are as follows:

    Year AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB Avg. OBP Slg.
    2005 548 175 31 4 30 102 63 146 6 0.319 0.388 0.555
    2006 546 170 27 2 32 77 70 128 8 0.311 0.389 0.544

    The NPB stats don’t have “OBP” and “Slg.”, but the other stats are the same as the Wikipedia’s, so I believe the stats above are reliable.

  • Boy is my face red! I didn’t even think to check Wikipedia. Thanks again, Tomnish.

    I’ll update the table in this post as soon as I can. I think we have enough to calculate OBP and maybe Slugging.

    I’m glad you enjoyed Chris’s stats – I think he’s shown improvement throughout his career. Not enough to be posted (up to a proper bar), but he’s a valuable asset to the team and a real team player.

  • Spiegel

    So where are your and Dave’s stats? Will you include rages about Takada per game?

  • Rob

    Pizza? Really? Great!
    How is this done? Please tell – that would be nice. I usually put a cushion of curry rice down to pad all the beer I’m going to consume, but pizza would be a nice change of pace! (Please tell me you’re not kidding!)

  • Ken

    Ha! The Pellegrini stats are great. Is there a “Games missed to go to Disney Sea” figure?

  • Pizza? Really? Great!
    How is this done?

    Chris usually phones a local pizza delivery place, and we give them a entrance gate number at Jingu to deliver it to, and when they arrive at said gate they call us and hey presto, two large sized pizzas to go with our beers and yet another loss!

  • Ha! The Pellegrini stats are great. Is there a “Games missed to go to Disney Sea” figure?

    Haha!! Low blow Ken, low blow……

  • Ken, there’s not, but Chris is tied for the record (one game, but that’s already too many, isn’t it?) with Thatcher Spero, also of our Section. Chris gets the record by decision, though, as the instigation apparently came from his household.

    And, by the way, the figures in Chris’s stats are actually accurate to the best of my knowledge.

  • Rob, the pizza delivery place that has accomodated us so far has been Pizza-La because it’s within a block of the stadium. The guy on the phone will tell you he needs an actual address, but he doesn’t. We’ve done it many times, sometimes even calling a few times in one game. (When you order a pizza at the ballpark, everybody gets the envy going and you wind up losing a fair few slices to keep good relations with the neighbors.)

  • Rob

    Thanks guys – that’s great! Something to look forward to next year!

  • I’ve got more complete stats up at Iwamura’s player page on JapaneseBaseball.com, including career fielding stats (which were requested when he was posted). IBB, LOB, and RISP are the only fields I don’t yet have completed (but could do if someone really had the need).

    The hitting data has been double checked with BBM’s “2007 Baseball Record Book.”

  • Thanks for the link, Mr. Westbay. I should have known you’d have good stats up – I’ve seen your pages for plenty of other players.

  • While I do my best to be accurate, I know that some errors creep in as I find some every year. But I usually get requests for checking the players who go to the Majors, so they tend to have more complete information with checks.

    I’m going to go through Patrick’s (NPBTracker) list one of these days and double check all of them.

  • Well, I, for one, appreciate your diligence. The ways in which mistakes can be made are legion, while there’s only one way to be right. Keep up the good work, sir.

  • So I go out of town for a few days, and this is what happens, huh?

    Well, I guess I should just be pleased that my name is mentioned on the same page as Akinori Iwamura.

    I guess it’s all downhill from here…

  • Hey, if you don’t like the numbers, work harder in the off-season.