Pitching for Tokyo's "other" team, the lackluster Toei Flyers, Dobashi never received
the publicity accorded to stars of the crosstown rival Giants. That's how the shy
and guarded hurler preferred it. A deadpan stoic on the mound, the five-time 20-game
winner notched a career-high 30 victories in 1961. From 1958 through 1964, he never
worked fewer than 44 games or 263 innings a season.