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FURUTA, Atsuya 

Leading catcher playing his entire career with the Yakult Swallows

Inducted 2015
Category Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
From Hyogo
Born August 6,1965
Alma Mater Ritsumeikan University

After playing an active part in winning the silver medal in the Seoul Olympics in 1988, he joined the Yakult Swallows in 1990, and under the tutelage of skipper Katsuya Nomura, he won the Golden Glove 10 times and was selected into the Best Nine 9 times. With Furuta behind the plate, Yakult won 5 pennants and 4 Japan Series.


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