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Triple-threat outfielder is a perennial leader in stolen bases

Inducted 2002
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Osaka
Born November 7,1947
Alma Mater Daitetsu High School

For 13 consecutive years from his 2nd season with the Hankyu Braves, he led the PL in stolen bases, 106 SB in 1972 being the then world record. The swift center fielder has the Japan record in SB (1,065), 2B (499) and 3B (115).


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