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Achieves 1,000 hits and 1,000 games in each league

Inducted 1997
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Okayama
Born March 5,1945
Died April 30,1992
Alma Mater Okayama-Kansai High School

In 1965 the slugger joined the Toei Flyers (-1974) and led the PL twice in home runs and RBI. In 1975 the first baseman moved to the Yakult Swallows,and became MVP in 1978 Japan Series. He hit more than 1,000 hits in the CL too.


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