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OHTA, Shigeru 

Pioneer sportswriter and commentator

Inducted 1972
Category Elected by the Special Committee
From Kagawa
Born 1881
Died February 26,1940
Alma Mater Hosei University

Famous for covering the initial Waseda-Keio rivalry with his florid style. From 1910 he edited Sports World. He was the first baseball commentator on the radio. In 1938, he compiled the first Yearbook for the TBSL.


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