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Known as the second "Mr.Tiger"; noted for his aggressive and dynamic pitching

Inducted 1993
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Hyogo
Born December 10,1936
Died August 22,1998
Alma Mater Kansai University

Noted for his dual with Nagashima at "command game" in his first year (1959), the Zatopek-style pitcher blazed away as the 2nd Mr.Tigers(1959-72). His forkballs earned him 20 or more wins 5 times, and 0.98 ERA in 1970.


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