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ICHIOKA, Tadao 

First Director General of the Japan Pro Baseball League

Inducted 1962
Category Elected by the Special Committee
From Nagano
Born November 15, 1891
Died June 23,1964
Alma Mater Waseda University

After managing Waseda Nine for six years, he entered the Yomiuri and worked with Shoriki to invite the All-Americans, which paved the way to the initiationof Japan Pro Baseball League (JPBL) in 1936. He was its first director.


 

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