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SHIMURA, Masayori 

His articulate live broadcasts popularize baseball

Inducted 2005
Category Elected by the Special Committee
From Tokyo
Born October 2,1913
Died December 1,2007
Alma Mater Meiji University

The pioneer baseball broadcaster was the first to cover the
game in which the legendary Sawamura pitched. His verbal
broadcasting in "Yakyushonen"enthused young baseball fans
after the war. In 1955, he began a new style of broadcasting
with the commentator Tokuro Konishi with much success.


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