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Immortal pitcher in the early stage of pro baseball (Tokyo Giants)

Inducted 1959
Category Elected by the Special Committee
From Mie
Born February 1,1917
Died December 2,1944
Alma Mater Kyoto Commercial School

Outstanding pitcher in the early stage of pro baseball. His pitching duels with the All-Americans in 1934 are eternal in the memory of ball fans. The Sawamura Award, the Japan's Cy Young Award, was set up in honor of him in 1947.


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