Achieves 1,000 hits and 1,000 games in each league
Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
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.