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NAKAJIMA, Haruyasu 

Winner of the first triple crown in the pre-war period

Inducted 1963
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Nagano
Born June 28,1909
Died April 21,1987
Alma Mater Waseda University

Triple Crown in 1938 (11 HR, 63 RBI, and .353 BA) tops his brilliant career in the early years of one-league pro baseball. He batted fourth for theTokyo Giants, which he also managed for four years (1943, '46-'47, '49).


 

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