Who’s my second baseman

The English language baseball writers used to joke that Giants manager Tatsunori Hara had an smartphone app called “Who’s my second baseman?” that would tell him who to play there every day.

Humor aside, in 12 full seasons at the Yomiuri Giants’ helm, here is a breakdown of how Hara’s frequent changes at second ranks with his peers:

YearPlayers at 2BCL rank
2002111
200381
200691
200754
200891
200972 (tie)
201062 (tie)
201161 (tie)
201281 (tie)
2013101
201454
201553

Jim Allen

sports editor for a wire service in Tokyo

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