Yukio Ozaki

Ozaki, who went 20-9 as a rookie, and veteran Masayuki Dobashi looked as if they would give the Toei Flyers the best pitching duo in Japan during the 1960s. But they were rarely both healthy at the same time. Ozaki tried to emulate Dobashi’s endurance and spent much of his sophomore season on the disabled list. As Dobashi declined due to overwork, Ozaki picked up the slack, working 181 games in 1964-66. At his best, he went 27-12 (1.88) in 1965. However, like Dobashi and other Japanese ironmen, Ozaki burned out early.