"Baby-Phenom" long-ball hitter; home run king five times
Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
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.