The rest of Kondoh's career was relatively unspectacular. He was the Whales regular second baseman through the 1971 season and spent two seasons as a bench player before retiring following the 1973 season. He made the Central League All Star team twice - 1962 and 1965. He became a coach after his playing days were over, coaching for Taiyo from 1974 to 1978, the Swallows from 1979 to 1981, the Lions from 1982 to 1986 and the Giants from 1989 to 1991. He returned to his old team as manager in 1993 (becoming the first manager of the newly renamed Yokohama Baystars) and ran the team for three seasons. He managed the Chiba Lotte Marines from 1997-98 and returned to the Giants to coach again in 2006.
I was surprised when I went to pull cards for this post to discover that I didn't have any cards from him that came out when he was playing. After doing a little research I discovered there's a reason for that - he only had five cards that appear in Engel's latest guide and a couple of those are somewhat obscure - 1960 Marusho Flag Back menko (JCM 13a), 1960 Sakai Gum (JF 49), 1961 Union Oil Taiyo Whales (JA 1), 1962 Shonen Club Flag Back Playing Cards (JGA 180) and the 1979 TCMA set (when he was a coach for the Swallows). He also doesn't show up in BBM or Epoch's OB sets very often - there's only about five of him as a player since 1998 with another two commemorating his managerial career.
|2016 BBM The Ballpark Stories #038|
|2006 BBM Nostalgic Baseball #045|
|2010 Epoch All Japan Baseball Foundation #107|
|2015 BBM Whales Achievement #16|
|1979 TCMA #23|
|1993 BBM #398|
|1997 BBM #517|