The first "Mr. Tiger"; famous for his aggressiveness
Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
Taisho (Goko) Junior High School
The winning pitcher in Koshien (1934) joined the Tigers in 1936 and played as a clutch hitter until his retirement in 1958. The aggressive "Mr.Tigers,"home-run king in '49, MVP in '50, was famous for his long "wash-line" pole bat.