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TOYODA, Yasumitsu 

Spearhead of the Nishitetsu Lions in their heyday

Inducted 2006
Category Elected by the Special Committee
From Ibaraki
Born February 12,1935
Died August 14,2016
Alma Mater Mito Commercial High School

Upon joining the Nishitetsu Lions in 1953, he became the regular shortstop and was named Rookie of the year. He was a member of a powerful cleanup trio which led the team to three successive victories in the Japan Series (1955-57). Later, he was known for his critical baseball commentary.


 

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