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First to hit 50 or more home runs in a season
Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
Iizuka Commercial School
With his golf swing, he became the leading hitter with .361 in 1949. In 1950 he hit 51 home runs (the first to reach 50s in Japan), with 161 RBI(still unbroken), and led the Shochiku Robins to the first championship in the CL.
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