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SHIMA, Hidenosuke 

First umpire-in-chief of the Central League

Inducted 1989
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Hyogo
Born June 21,1908
Died December 25,1995
Alma Mater Hosei University

The swift outfielder of the Hosei Nine joined the Nagoya Kinkos in 1935 and turned an umpire in 1938. He was the first umpire-in-chief of the CentralLeague (1950-80) and noted for his precise decisions behind the plate.


 

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