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Spray hitter is the only member of the exclusive 3,000 club

Inducted 1990
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Hiroshima
Born June 19,1940
Alma Mater 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).


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