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CHUMA, Kanoe 

Plays for Ichiko; translates "baseball" to its popular name "yakyu"

Inducted 1970
Category Elected by the Special Committee
From Kagoshima
Born 1870
Died 1932
Alma Mater Tokyo Imperial University

He was the first to translate the term "baseball into the Japanese "yakyu in 1894. In 1896 he led the Ikko Nine to a historic victory over YCAC. In 1897, he published Yakyu, the first book on baseball with notes and illustrations.


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