Pitcher turned slugger joins the Chunichi Dragaons at age 14
Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
Kagoshima Comprehensive School
Joining the Nagoya at the age of 14, he grew into a strong arm. On May 24, 1942, he pitched the whole 28 innings against the Taiyos. Later, he was a slugger for the Chunichi Dragons (1949-58), hitting 5 home runs with bases loaded in 1950.