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Appears in 2,215 successive games for the Hiroshima Carp

Inducted 1996
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Kyoto
Born January 18,1947
Died April 23,2018
Alma Mater Heian High School

The Iron Man's consecutive appearance began in the 6th year with the Hiroshima Carp (1965-87) and, passing Gehrig's record, reached the 2,215th game in 1987. With Yamamoto, he built the Hiroshima dynasty in 1970s and 1980s.


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