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NIDEGAWA, Nobuaki 

First umpire-in-chief of the Pacific League

Inducted 1970
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Hyogo
Born August 31,1901
Died October 16,1989
Alma Mater Meiji University

On returning from the American tour of the Tokyo Giants, he was traded to the Nagoya Kinkos (the 1st transfer in Japan), but he became an umpire in 1936. The doyen in the PL was famous for his clear-cut judgments until his retirement in 1963.


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