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Goro Honda

Toshiya Sato

Kaoru Shimizu

Daisuke Komori

  • Nice Guy: Willing to forgive people who have bullied him and become very friends with them.

     Introduced in Season 1 

Shigeharu Honda

  • Good Parents: He is very close to his son though is strict when he has to be. When he learned the local little league coach signed Goro up as a pitcher despite being under-aged, Honda Shigeharu forbids him from joining because using the real baseball at a young can seriously harm Goro's hand. Goro does understand and does wait til he's at the proper age to join.
  • Nice Guy
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth

Joe Gibson

  • The Ace
  • The Atoner: For killing Shigeharu Honda accidentally. Unfortunately the way he went about it ruined his own family.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: Gets forced into retirement due to heart problems at the end of season 5. This lasts all of 7 episodes before He's Back.

Momoko Shigeno

  • Parents as People: She does try her honest best to be a good a mother but Goro unintentionally pushes her away at times and she is unsure how to respond to that.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko

Hideki Shigeno

  • The Alcoholic: Temporarily becomes one in season 6 when he was failing at his baseball career. He does break out of it.
  • Foil: As a parent, he's one to Joe Gibson - Hideki eventually calls it quits due to getting stuck in a runt, while Gibson is forced into a 10-Minute Retirement due to health reasons. Gibson's son is his biological son, whereas Goro is Hideki's adoptive son, but whereas Joe Gibson doesn't get along with Joe Gibson Jr due to how Sr. chose to be The Atoner, Hideki and Goro get along, even with some disagreements. And while Sr. is unable to give advice to Jr. due to the two playing different positions (and the former never having been in a similar situation), thanks to his experience with Honda, Hideki is easily able to give Goro advice as a pitcher and a player in general.
  • Parents as People: Not that he isn't a good father but does have problems getting through to Goro. Does offer Goro advice from time to time and is the one who suggested to switch arm dominance when Goro couldn't use is pitch with his right arm no longer.
  • Nice Guy

Ryoko Kawase

     Introduced in Yuujou no Ikkyuu 

Masato Koga

Megumi Koda

     Introduced in Season 2 

Shingo Shigeno

Masataka Oobayashi

Yamane Yoshitaka

  • Jerkass - Until Goro talked sense into him and Komori was willing to be friends with him.

Egashira Tetsufumi

  • Big Bad: Of season 2.
  • Hate Sink: It's probably easier to list moments where he doesn't fit this trope than ones that do.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: His abuse of his abilities and harsh style of teaching get him fired.

Shizuka Saotome

Taizou Saotome


Ken Mayumura

  • The Ace
  • The Stoic: Doesn't have much to say, but is always composed for baseball games.

Naoki Enomoto

Ichiro Yamada

Ayane Suzuki

     Introduced in Season 3 



Taiga Shimizu

Ichiro Yamada/Steve Timothy

Miho Nakamura

     Introduced in Season 4 

Ginuma/Hayato Yagunima



Alice Jinnai

Joe Gibson Jr.

  • The Ace
  • Freudian Excuse - He's a Jerkass to Goro at first since his dad started to neglect his family in order to atone for killing Shigeharu Honda.

Jeff Keane

  • The Ace
  • Oh, Crap!: If something that goes against his statistics/predictions comes up, he will more likely than not have this reaction.
  • Start of Darkness: He originally was a catcher who was rather idealistic, not unlike Goro. However, one time he decided to believe in a pitcher, which cost his team the game and got them eliminated from a tournament. While it doesn't cause him to become a full-blown villain (early on, he's a Token Evil Teammate at worst), it does make him start on the wrong foot with Goro.
  • The Stoic
  • The Strategist: Reason why he takes Sanders place as catcher.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He does genuinely care about playing the game. It's just that his focus on using stats to win is a bit too extreme if you don't share the same mindset.

     Introduced in Season 5 

Waka Onodera/Miho Sato


     Introduced in Season 6 

Richard Watts

  • The Heart: He's a bit blunt about it, but he does his best to keep the team together.

Billy Oliver

Mike Murdoch

     Introduced in World Series