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Coaches using team-oriented strategy; mainstay of the Giants' dominance

Inducted 1991
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Kagawa
Born July 26,1928
Died December 2,1984
Alma Mater Meiji University

After playing for the Chunichi Dragons (1952-59), the knowledgeable infielder joined the Giants in 1961 as coach under manager Kawakami, with whom heled the team into 9 consecutive victories in the Japan Series.


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