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NAOKI, Matsutaro 

First compiler of a baseball rulebook in Japan

Inducted 1970
Category Elected by the Special Committee
From Kyoto
Born 1891
Died 1947
Alma Mater Keio University

Compiling the first comprehensive rule book in 1917, he was keen in up-dating the rules and techniques in Japan by contacting coming American players. His knowledge helped the first victory of Keio over Chicago University in 1920.


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