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YONAMINE, Kaname 

Nisei from Hawaii; noted for hitting to all fields and aggressive running

Inducted 1994
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Hawaii
Born June 24,1925
Died February 28,2011
Alma Mater Ferito High School

The Nisei from Hawaii joined the Tokyo Giants in 1951 and revolutionized Japanese baseball by his aggressive running and flexible batting. In 1974 he managed the Chunichi Dragons to victory in the Central League.


 

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