[10/19/2018] Fighters sign Hideki Kuriyama to one-year extension

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced today that they reached an agreement on one-year extension with Hideki Kuriyama.

Kuriyama will be entering his eighth straight year as the Fighters manager. Only Keiji Osawa has spent more consecutive seasons as manager of the Fighters (nine years between 1976 and 1984).

Managerial Record

Year Wins Losses Ties WPCT Place
2012 74 59 11 .556 1st
2013 64 78 2 .451 6th
2014 73 68 3 .518 3rd
2015 79 62 2 .560 2nd
2016 87 53 3 .621 1st
2017 60 83 0 .420 5th
2018 74 66 3 .529 3rd
Total 511 469 24 .521

Source: Nippon Ham 10/19/2018, Daily Sports 10/19/2018, Sponichi 10/19/2018

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