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Longtime mainstay of Japan-U.S. baseball interchange

Inducted 2002
Category Elected by Special Committee in the interim New Century category
From Fukuoka
Born January 20,1937
Died October 26,1992
Alma Mater Waseda University

The manager of Asian University went to Los Angeles to study baseball in 1965 and eventually became special assistant to president O'Malley of the Dodgers. He was second to none in promoting Japan-U.S. baseball interchange.


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