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TSUTSUI,Osamu 

First to appear in 3,000 or more games as umpire

Inducted 1991
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Kagawa
Born October 12,1917
Died November 3,1990
Alma Mater Mastuyama Commercial School

After playing for the Giants (1936-37, '41),the war-injured infielder turned an umpire after WWII, beating mainly Kansai district. On September 2,1971,he acted as third base ump, marking the first 3,000th appearance as an umpire.


 

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