Derek Tatsuno

(Born January, 1958)
Professional Baseball Player

Derek Tatsuno attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa from 1977 to 1979 where he amassed an impresive record in collegiate baseball as a pitcher:

His record includes:
40 wins and 6 losses
2.04 Earned Run Average
541 strikeouts in 402 1/3 innings

While in college he became the first 20 game winner in a season and threw 234 strikeouts (both national records).

In 1982 Tatsuno played for the Milwaukee Brewers. From 1983 to 1987 he played for several Minor Leage teams and came back to play Triple A ball in the Hawaii Islands in 1987.

Tatsuno was selected to the All-Time All-Star Team of Collegiate Baseball America.

UH Manoa Baseball retired his number, No. 16, in 1997 and in 2006 he was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame.

Historical Timeline: 1987, Severe earthquake strikes Los Angeles, leaving 100 injured and six dead.


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