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OSHITA, Hiroshi 

Distinguished home run hitter after the war; noted for his blue bat

Inducted 1980
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Hyogo
Born December 15,1922
Died May 23,1979
Alma Mater Meiji University

Making a brilliant debut in 1945, he hit 20 home runs in 1946.Noted for his blue bat. He became home run king and leading hitter 3 times with the Toei Flyers (1946-51). He was also a key hitter with the Nishitetsu Lions (1952-59).


 

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