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SHIRAISHI, Katsumi 

Shortstop of the Tokyo Giants noted for his backhanded fielding

Inducted 1985
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Ehime
Born April 15,1918
Died December 11,2000
Alma Mater Koryo High School

Joining the Giants in 1936, the shortstop with his famous backhanded fielding formed a fine keystone combination with Chiba. From 1950, he helped buildup the new Hiroshima Carp, becoming their manager in 1953 (-60, 63-65).


 

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