Slugger for the Hanshin Tigers and Mainichi Orions; manages 4 teams
Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
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).