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ABE, Isoo 

Father of university baseball (Waseda U.)

Inducted 1959
Category Elected by the Special Committee
From Fukuoka
Born February 4,1865
Died February 10,1949
Alma Mater Doshisha University

The professor formed Waseda Nine in 1901. Their American tour in 1905 helped develop baseball in Japan. Organized the Tokyo Big Six League (TBSL), becomingits first president in 1925. Known as father of student baseball in Japan.


 

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