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NOGUCHI, Jiro 

Pitches for 28 innings in a game in 1942, a year when he won 40 games

Inducted 1989
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Aichi
Born January 6,1920
Died May 21,2007
Alma Mater Hosei University

The wonder pitcher in his middle school days became the leading iron-armed hurler in pro baseball, esp. winning 131 games in the first 4 years (1939-42). Noted for pitching for the whole 28 innings in a game on May 24, 1942.


 

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