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SUZUKA, Sakae 

His invention of rubber baseballs helps popularize baseball

Inducted 2003
Category Elected by the Special Committee
From Kyoto
Born October 17,1888
Died September 1,1957
Alma Mater Kyoto Commercial School

The inventor of rubber baseballs. They began to be used in Kyoto around 1916 and became the official balls of All-Japan Boys' Tournament in 1920,which helped greatly to popularize rubber baseball throughout the country.


 

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