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OHKOSO, Yoshinori 

Baseball-loving first owner of Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters

Inducted 2009
Category Elected by the Special Committee
From Kagawa
Born February 1,1915
Died April 27,2005
Alma Mater Takamatsu Higher Commercial School (now Kagawa University)

In 1973, he purchased the Nittaku Home Flyers franchise and became its owner, renaming the team the Nippon Ham Fighters. Innovative and enthusiastic in his club management, he began camps in Okinawa and set up the Kamagaya Fighters Town. He was also keen on promoting the entire Pacific League.


 

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