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YAMASHITA, Minoru 

Slugger during pre-war Keio U. dynasty

Inducted 1987
Category Elected by the Special Committee
From Hyogo
Born March 20,1907
Died April 4,1995
Alma Mater Keio University

The long-ball hitter in middle school days proved just as strong at Keio (1927-30)and the Hankyu (1936-40). Home run king in the fall of 1936. He was the first to hit a homer over the fence and also a game-ending home run.


 

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