Catcher of the Nankai Hawks wins the first post-war triple crown
Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
Mineyama Senior High School
The catcher in the cleanup of the Nankai Hawks was a home run king 9 times (657 lifetime). Won MVP and Triple Crown in 1960. His 20 years of managership was crowned by 3 victories in the Japan Series with the Yakult Swallows.