Earned 201 wins with the Taiyo Whales with his famous "Kamisori Shuuto"
Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
Okayama Higashi Commercial High School
After winning the Hashido award in the 1967 Intercity
Tournament, he joined the Whales. He won double-digit games
12 years in a row from 1969 onwards. With his sharp Kamisori
shoot (razor breaking ball), he earned 51 of his 201 wins
against Giants and was often described as a Giants killer.