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TSURUOKA, Kazuto 

Manager of the ever-victorious Nankai Hawks

Inducted 1965
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Hiroshima
Born July 27,1916
Died March 7,2000
Alma Mater Hosei University

The third baseman at Hosei led the Nankai Hawks to the strongest team in post-war one-league era. Won 9 pennants in the Pacific League (PL), clinchingthe Japan Series in 1959 and 1964. Winningest manager with 1,773 victories.


 

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