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"Baby-Phenom" long-ball hitter; home run king five times

Inducted 1999
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Kagawa
Born April 11,1933
Alma Mater Takamatsu Daiichi High School

The Rookie of 1952 proved a born long-ball hitter and led the PL in home runs 5 times, RBI 3 times, batting 2 times. In his 2nd year with the Nishitetsu Lions, the wonder boy became a member of the exclusive 30-30 (and .300) club.


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