At the press conference on Tuesday,
January 13, 2009, Hall of Famers
were represented either in person
(Wakamatsu) or by their photos
(Kimijima, Ohkoso, and Aota)
Hall of Fame News
Induction ceremony for 2009 Hall of Famers and Special Exhibition in honor of them
1) Induction ceremony for 2009 Hall of Famers: Tsutomu Wakamatsu, Noboru Aota, and Yoshinori Ohkoso is scheduled to be held on Friday, July 24, at Sapporo Dome preceding the first game of 2009 "Mazda"All-Star Series. The ceremony will be held on the diamond starting around 6 p.m.
2) Induction ceremony for 2009 Hall of Famer Ichiro Kimijima will be held on Friday, September 18, at Gakushi Kaikan in Tokyo. The details will be announced later.
3) Their plaques will be unveiled at each of the Induction ceremony and on Sunday, July 26, will join those of their senior Hall of Famers at the Baseball Hall of Fame.
4) Special Exhibition in honor of 2009 Hall of Famers will be held at the Baseball Hall of Fame from Friday, July 24 through Sunday, September 27. The exhibition will feature artifacts, photos, and records related to them.