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YAMANAKA, Masatake 

Set the Tokyo Big6 League record of 48 wins. Managed Japan to the 1992 Olympic Bronze.

Inducted 2016
Category Elected by the Special Committee
From Oita
Born April 24,1947
Alma Mater Hosei University

As Hosei's ace, he set the Tokyo Big6 League record of 48 wins. He led Sumitomo Metal to 6 straight Intercity Baseball Tournament appearances and managed the team to the 1982 ICBT title. His managerial leadership enabled Japan to earn the 1992 Olympic Bronze and Hosei to win 7 league titles and a national title.


 

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