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KOBA, Takeshi 

Manages the Hiroshima Carp to win the Japan Series three times

Inducted 1999
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Kumamoto
Born April 22,1936
Alma Mater Senshu University

He joined the Hiroshima Carp in 1958 and enjoyed best year in 1963 when he batted .339, second only to Nagashima. But his chief fame came as superb manager. He led the Carp to 4 pennants and 3 victories in the Japan Series in 11 years.


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