[10/5/2017] Junji Ogawa introduced as new Yakult Swallows manager

The Yakult Swallows held a press conference today and introduced sixty-year-old Junji Ogawa as their new manager. This will be Ogawa’s second tour of duty as manager of the Swallows. He was named interim manager during the 2010 season and took over as official manager in 2011. He stepped down after the 2014 season and remained in the organization and took on the role of senior director.

The two sides agreed to a two-year contract. Ogawa will wear the uniform number 80.  He will retain his title as senior director until the end of December.

Source: Yakult 10/5/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/5/2017

[UPDATE 10/6 @ 5:09pm]

According to media reports, Ogawa’s annual salary will be an estimated 80 million yen.

Source: Sanspo 10/6/2017, Sports Hochi 10/6/2017


Managerial Record

Year Team Rank G W L T WPCT GB Age
2010* Yakult 4th 98 59 36 3 .621 6.5 53
2011 Yakult 2nd 144 70 59 15 .543 2.5 54
2012 Yakult 3rd 144 68 65 11 .511 20.0 55
2013 Yakult 6th 144 57 83 4 .407 28.5 56
2014 Yakult 6th 144 60 81 3 .426 21.0 57
      576 255 288 33 .469    

* took over as interim manager on May 27, 2010.

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