Distinguished home run hitter after the war; noted for his blue bat
Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
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).