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Kaoru Betto
I'm looking for any information I can find about Kaoru Betto, a member of the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame.
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Re: Kaoru Betto
[ Author: seiyu | Posted: Mar 1, 2003 1:23 AM ]

His reign was short, but he was an exceptionally good ball player.

Graduate of the prestiguous Keio University Betto was a gentleman ball player. He tore up the league in 1950, earning an MVP award by helping the Mainichi Orions win the Nippon Series. He was a very respected baseball mind both as a manager and commentator after he retired.

Kaoru Bettou
Years:        10 seasons
Position: CF, RF
Games: 891
AB: 3191
R: 607
BH: 965
2B: 170
3B: 38
HR: 155
TR: 1676
RBI: 549
SB: 186
BB: 318
SO: 254
AVE: 0.302
OBP: 0.366
SLP: 0.525

Year Team G AB BH HR TB RBI SB BB SO AVE SLG
1948 Osaka 89 348 114 13 180 57 16 29 17 .328 0.517
1949 Osaka 137 572 184 39 341 126 13 48 44 .322 0.596
1950 Mainichi 120 477 160 43 320 105 34 49 36 .335 0.671
1951 Mainichi 108 398 123 16 208 67 22 44 38 .309 0.523
1952 Mainichi 120 456 127 18 227 67 40 56 30 .279 0.498
1953 Mainichi 82 279 85 11 142 48 14 33 18 .305 0.509
1954 Mainichi 108 339 84 11 136 45 34 27 40 .248 0.401
1955 Mainichi 73 239 66 4 95 24 9 23 15 .276 0.397
1956 Mainichi 50 80 22 0 27 10 4 9 15 .275 0.338
1957 Mainichi 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0.000

Uniform #
1948-1956:[25], 1957:[50]
Titles
HR (1950:43)
RBI (1950:105)
MVP (1950)
Best Nine (1948-1953)


[Titles corrected by: Garland-san on Mar 4, 2003 10:54 PM JST]
Re: Kaoru Betto
[ Author: Guest: Gary Garland | Posted: Mar 4, 2003 8:39 PM ]

Just a note about those stats: Where it lists Runs, it should actually read, "Total Bases" and where is gives the abbreviation "SLA" it should be "SLG."
Re: Kaoru Betto
[ Author: Guest | Posted: Mar 6, 2003 7:51 AM ]

Thank you very much for your help. I looked and looked for the information you provided. Thanks again.
Re: Kaoru Betto
[ Author: torakichi | Posted: Mar 2, 2003 1:34 AM | HT Fan ]

Wow, the guy seems really interesting. Thanks to Seiyu-san for the info. Purely out of interest Matt, why do you want to know about this guy?
Re: Kaoru Betto
[ Author: Guest | Posted: Mar 6, 2003 7:50 AM ]

A friend of mine was his catcher in High School.
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