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O'DOUL, Frank 

Helps improve Japanese baseball from pre-war days

Inducted 2002
Category Elected by Special Committee in the interim New Century category
From California
Born March 4,1897
Died December 7,1969
Alma Mater

From the first time he came to Japan in 1931, he helped improve baseball in Japan. He was an incentive to the birth of current pro baseball (1936)and in 1949 he took his S.F. Seals to the war-torn Japan as goodwill ambassador.


 

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