42-game winner of the Nishitetsu Lions dominates the Japan Series
Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
Beppu Midorigaoka High School
The Rookie of 1956 proved the guardian god of the Nishitetsu Lions, especially when they swept the Japan Series for three successive years (1956-58). His lifetime record includes 1.98 ERA, 276 wins and 42 wins in a season.