Takatsu had attended Asia University in the late 1980's before being selected by Yakult in the third round of the 1991 draft (which was held in fall of 1990). His BBM rookie card is #387 in the 1991 BBM set. His first Calbee card was not until the 1994 set (#99).
|2011 BBM Tohto 80th Memorial #16|
|1991 BBM #387|
|2002 Calbee EX-3|
|2006 BBM 1st Version #326|
|2011 CPBL Player Of The Year #032|
I'm not positive, but I think he spent both 2011 and 2012 with the Niigata Albirex. He was only player-manager for the 2012 season. I don't know if he intends to continue as manager next season.
Takatsu made the All Star game six times in his 15 years in Japan - 1994, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2003 and 2007, his final year with the Swallows.
|00 BBM All Stars #A21|
|97 BBM Nippon Series #S9|