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Inaugurated National Middle School Baseball Championship

Inducted 2015
Category Elected by the Special Committee
From Mie
Born April 3,1850
Died November 24,1933
Alma Mater

As president of the Asahi Shimbun, he inaugurated in 1915 the National Middle School Baseball Championship. The legendary summer tournament has become an iconic national sports event and contributed to the expansion of the baseball population and improvement of baseball skills amongst teenagers.


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