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MATSUKATA, Masao 

First President of the Hanshin Tigers

Inducted 1986
Category Elected by the Special Committee
From Kagoshima
Born May 7,1868
Died March 25,1942
Alma Mater University of Pennsylvania

In 1935, he became the first president of the Hanshin Tigers, making the Hanshin-Hankyu rivalry a big drawing card in Kansai district. In 1936,the Pennsy led the new-born JPBL as its vice president.


 

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