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MORIOKA, Jiro 

First President of the Japan Pro Baseball League

Inducted 1969
Category Elected by the Special Committee
From Nara
Born May 30,1886
Died December 20,1950
Alma Mater Tokyo Imperial University

Member of House of Peers. As vice president of Daitokyo, he built Suzaki Stadium. In 1941, he became the first president of the JPBL, and negotiatedsuccessfully with the Army to continue pro baseball during World War II..


 

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