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16-game winner as a Rookie is the mainstay of the Giants' V-9

Inducted 2008
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Yamanashi
Born January 16,1948
Alma Mater Kofu Commercial High School

Upon joining the Yomiuri Giants in 1966, he notched 13 straight wins and ended the season with 1.39 ERA , which won him the Rookie of the Year and Sawamura awards. With his fast and sharp breaking balls, he played a big part in 12 Giants C.L. pennant victories and 9 Japan Series championships.


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