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IWAMOTO, Yoshiyuki 

First to hit 4 homers in a game; holds his bat upright like a Japanese priest

Inducted 1981
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Hiroshima
Born March 11,1912
Died September 26,2008
Alma Mater Meiji University

He was the first to hit 3 home runs in a game (1942).In the first two years with the Shochiku Robins (1950-51), he formed a formidable duo with Kozuru,totaling 145 home runs. He was the first to hit 4 homers in a game (1951).


 

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