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BETTO, Kaoru 

Slugger for the Hanshin Tigers and Mainichi Orions; manages 4 teams

Inducted 1988
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Osaka
Born August 23,1920
Died April 16,1999
Alma Mater Keio University

The leading hitter at Keio made a sensational debut at the Hanshin Tigers in 1948. His best year was with the Daimai Orions in 1950 with 43 home runs and 105 RBI. Later he managed four teams for a total of 20 years (1952-79).


 

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