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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 commentatoron the radio. In 1938, he compiled the first Yearbook for the TBSL.


 

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