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KAWAKAMI, Tetsuharu 

Distinguished batter; manages the Giants to V-9 in the Japan Series

Inducted 1965
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Kumamoto
Born March 23,1920
Died October 28,2013
Alma Mater Kumamoto Engineering School

In his 18 years as a Giant, he was bat champ 5 times, hit the first 2000th hit (1956) and ended with .313 lifetime BA. From 1965 he managed the Yomiuri Giants to nine consecutive victories in the Japan Series.


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