[9/1/2016] Norio Tanabe to step down as Seibu manager

Norio Tanabe would like to step down as manager of the Seibu Lions as a way to take responsibility for the team’s poor performance. He is expected to formally submit a request once the regular season ends.

Tanabe took over as interim manager for Haruki Ihara in June 2014 and became full-time manager at the end of the season.

Rumored names: Tetsuya Shiozaki, Koji Akiyama, Shinya Miyamoto

Source: Daily Sports 9/1/2016, Nikkan Sports 9/1/2016, Sponichi 9/1/2016, Sports Hochi 9/1/2016Tokyo Sports 9/1/2016

Year Team Pos G W L T WPCT HR AVG ERA Age
2014 Seibu 5 91 43 44 4 .623 125 .248 3.77 48
2015 Seibu 4 143 69 69 5 .500 136 .263 3.69 49
2016 Seibu 5 121 53 66 2 .445 100 .266 3.85 50
  355 165 179 11 .480  

Note: 2016 season record through August 31.

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