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Famous Ichiko pitcher; later becomes third Commissioner

Inducted 1983
Category Elected by the Special Committee
From Tokyo
Born November 12,1897
Died September 17,1980
Alma Mater Ikko - Tokyo Imperial University

In 1918, the southpaw led the Ikko Nine to a long-awaited win over Waseda and Keio. Affiliating with pro baseball in 1947, he became Adviser (1951-62)and Commissioner (1962-65), carrying out many drastic renovations.


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