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WILSON, Horace 

Introduces baseball to Japan in 1872

Inducted 2003
Category Elected by Special Committee in the interim New Century category
From Maine
Born February 10,1843
Died March 4,1927
Alma Mater

The teacher of English and mathematics at the former Tokyo University taught his students how to play baseball in 1872. Thus he is credited to have planted a big seed in promoting baseball and popularizing baseball in Japan.


 

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