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Hankyu Braves manager; though short in stature he pitches into his late forties

Inducted 1978
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Hiroshima
Born December 10,1901
Died May 6,1981
Alma Mater Keio University

Though short in stature, the left-handed pitcher took an active part at Keio and Dalian Club (in China). After managing the Hankyu Braves (1947-53)(he pitched his last win at the age of 48), he was known for his outspoken comments.


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