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Strong-armed catcher of the Giants in their 1st dynasty

Inducted 1978
Category Elected by the Special Committee
From Kumamoto
Born January 2,1919
Died October 10,1944
Alma Mater Kumamoto Engineering School

Kawakami - Yoshihara battery at Kumamoto Engineering School joined the Giants together in 1938, becoming an instant successful duo. He took anactive role behind the plate for 4 years, but the future manager was killed in WW II..


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