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ITAMI, Yasuhiro 

Catcher at Waseda U. noted for outsmarting batters

Inducted 1978
Category Elected by the Special Committee
From Kagawa
Born February 17,1904
Died October 19,1977
Alma Mater Waseda University

Catcher at Waseda. He umped in big games at Koshien and Jingu stadia, managed the Waseda Nine in years of tribulation (1940-43). As the head of the MeijiJingu Outer Garden, he did much to open Jingu Stadium to pro baseball.


 

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