Spray hitter is the only member of the exclusive 3,000 club
Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
Nami Commercial School
The left-handed batter joined the Toei Flyers in 1959 and was the Rookie of the year. Starting in 1961,the master of batting won batting title 7times in 23 years. He boasts most hits (3,085) and the 3rd highest lifetime BA (.319).