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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Olympic manager, writer, Japan’s only new hall of famers

They elected Katsuji Kawashima, who was the manager of the 1996 Olympic team, and Kazuo Sayama, and author who writes about baseball.  No players were selected.  But it’s not like they didn’t have any good candidates.  Randy Bass won a pair of triple crowns (in an admittedly very short career), Alex Ramirez was a huge slugger in the 2000s, and then there are old favorites like Masahiro Doi, long-time slugger for the Buffaloes (among others), and Isao Shibata (leadoff man for the great Giants teams of the 60s and 70s).  There’s also Kazuhiro Kiyohara looking in from the outside.  He’s an all-time great, but he’s being kept out for non-playing reasons (he was arrested for drug possession, which was a huge scandal).

Ziggy: social distancing since 1980 Posted: January 14, 2021 at 04:14 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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