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Owner of the Hiroshima Carp; builds team in the MLB style

Inducted 2003
Category Elected by Special Committee in the interim New Century category
From Hiroshima
Born January 28,1922
Died July 10,2002
Alma Mater Keio University

As owner of the Hiroshima Carp (1970-2002), he strengthened them (the first pennant in 1975) by drastic operations: adoption of an American manager and opening of a baseball academy in the Dominican Republic.


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