Kimiyasu Kudo: Did You Know

Kudo picked up his 200th managerial victory on May 23, 2017 and became just the sixth person in NPB history to record at least 200 wins as a pitcher and at least 200 wins as a manager.

200 Pitching Wins/200 Managerial Wins (name, manager wins-pitcher wins)

  • Osamu Higashio, 489-251
  • Masaichi Kaneda, 471-400
  • Kazuhisa Inao, 431-276
  • Tadashi Wakabayashi, 390-237
  • Minoru Murayama, 241-222
  • Kimiyasu Kudo, 200-224

Kudo recorded his 200th managerial victory in his 330th game. Only one other manager since 1950 has recorded 200 wins in fewer games: Shigeru Mizuhara in 308 games.

Source: Sports Hochi 5/24/2017, Sponichi 5/24/2017

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