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SHORIKI, Matsutaro 

Founder of the Tokyo Giants; father of pro baseball

Inducted 1959
Category Elected by the Special Committee
From Toyama
Born April 11,1885
Died October 9,1969
Alma Mater Tokyo University

President of the Yomiuri. Invited the All-Americans in 1931 and 1934. Took the initiative to start pro baseball in 1936 by organizing the Tokyo Giants. The first commissioner in 1949. Known as father of pro baseball in Japan.


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