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KONO, Atsushi 

Pitcher at Waseda U.; introduces windup after their first American tour

Inducted 1960
Category Elected by the Special Committee
From Ishikawa
Born March 11,1884
Died January 12,1946
Alma Mater Waseda University

Pitched for Waseda in all of the 26 games in their 1905 American tour, bringing back windup and "slow ball pitching". In 1936 he organized a pro team Nagoya. With Oshikawa, he built Korakuen Stadium in 1937.


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