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Wins the Japan Series against the Nishitetsu Lions with his fork ball

Inducted 1985
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Tokyo
Born September 17,1925
Alma Mater Meiji University

His forkball (the first in Japan) earned him 20 or more wins for 6 years (1950-55). Particularly in 1954, he led the Chunichi Dragons to their firstvictory in the CL (32 wins and MVP) and in the Japan Series (MVP).


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