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TANAKA, Katsuo 

Three-time batting champion in the TBBL; nicknamed "Japanese Babe"

Inducted 1985
Category Elected by the Special Committee
From Osaka
Born July 10,1898
Died March 2,1995
Alma Mater Waseda University

The slugger swinging a bat weighing over 1300 grams became the leading hitter three times with more than .500 at Waseda, earning the nickname"Japanese Babe". Later he managed All-Osaka (1934) and the Waseda Nine (1937-39).


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