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From BR Bullpen
Dick Kitamura also known as Masashi Kitamura
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 5", Weight 132 lb.
- School Colorado A&M College
Infielder Dick Kitamura played for the Mainichi Orions for three years. He hit .205/.257/.244 in 42 games in 1952 and .241/.304/.266 in 1953, when he set a record with 32 sacrifice hits (a mark since broken). He batted .214/.262/.282 in 1954. In 279 games in Nippon Pro Baseball, he put up a .222/.277/.270 line. He coached the University of Hawaii baseball team in 1969, the year before the Les Murakami era began.
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