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HIROOKA, Tatsuro 

Shortstop turned manager wins the Japan Series with teams from each league

Inducted 1992
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Hiroshima
Born February 9,1932
Alma Mater Waseda University

The Rookie of 1954 with the Yomiuri Giants formed an impregnable combination with Nagashima at third base(1958-66). As manager, he led the Yakult Swallows(CL, 1978) and the Seibu Lions (PL, 1982-83) to win in the Japan Series.


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