Leads the Chunichi Dragons to their first victory in the Japan Series
Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
Catcher at Meiji. From 1929 to 1947, he was the chief umpire for the TBSL. In 1954 in his 5th year as manager of the Chunichi Dragons, he led theteam to the first victory in the Japan Series, propelled by fork-baller Sugishita.