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YAMADA, Hisashi 

Formidable submarine pitcher notches 284 wins

Inducted 2006
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Akita
Born July 29,1948
Alma Mater Noshiro High School

This formidable submarine pitcher was the first choice in the 1970 draft for the Hankyu Braves. He left a splendid record: 284 wins with 10 or more victories for 17 consecutive years, MVP for three consecutive years, pitching 200 or more innings 13 times. He also pitched in 12 consecutive openers.


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