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AKIYAMA, Noboru 

Submarine pitcher leads the Taiyo Whales to first Japan Series win

Inducted 2004
Category Elected by the Special Committee
From Okayama
Born February 3,1934
Died August 12,2000
Alma Mater Meiji University

Throughout his career he was the batterymate of Kiyoshi Doi. In 1960 the underhand pitcher led the Taiyo Whales to the firstpennant in the CL and also to 4 straight wins in the Japan Series appearing in all of the games, winning 2.


 

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