From BR Bullpen
Mitsuyoshi Sato was the manager of the Brazilian national team for over two decades, taking over the job in 1983 and holding it through at least 2007. Along the way, he guided Brazil to its second worldwide competition, the 1995 Intercontinental Cup (Brazil's first was the 1972 Amateur World Series, where Sato was a top pitcher and infielder), and a near-upset of Cuba in the 2003 Baseball World Cup. Sato had also played for Brazil in its first Pan American Games, back in 1959. He coached for Brazil when they won one of the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers. His sons Reinaldo Sato, Renan Sato and Estevao Sato all played for Brazil on the international stage. He is a member of the technical commission of the IBAF.