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SOTOKOBA, Yoshiro 

Achieves three no-hit, no-run games including a perfect game.

Inducted 2013
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Kagoshima
Born June 1,1945
Alma Mater Izumi High school

In his second year with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp in 1965, he notched his first win with a no-hit, no-run game. In 1968, he outdid himself by pitching a perfect game. In 1972, he pitched his third no-hitter, matching the feat of Eiji Sawamura and exceeding it by including a perfect game. In 1975, he led his team to its first pennant win in the Central League with the most victories (20) and most strikeouts (193), earning the Sawamura Award.


 

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