Led the Yokohama BayStars to a Japan Series title as the manager in 1998.
Elected by the Selection Committee for Players
Tosu High school
After joining the Dragons in 1961, he won titles for the best
ERA, most wins and most strikeouts. After retiring as a player,
he was appointed as the manager of the BayStars in 1998. He
les the powerful "Machine Gun Lineup" and pitching staff to
its first league pennant and the Japan Series title in 38 years.