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Shichiro Yokozawa (横沢 七郎)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 140 lb.
 Biographical Information
Shichiro debuted with the Tokyo Senators in the spring of 1936, when Japanese professional baseball began. He went 1 for 8 with two walks. In the fall campaign, he was 9 for 25 with 8 walks, a double and 6 errors. As Tokyo's starting third baseman, he hit only .118/.204/.127 with 20 errors to 12 hits in the spring of 1937 and .177/.301/.218 in the fall. He hit .155/.293/.165 in the spring of 1938 and .127/.294/.164 in the fall.
Yokozawa hit .181/.298/.208 with 55 walks in 1939 with more errors (31) than RBI (24). In 1940, he batted .182/.288/.212 for Tsubasa. He next saw action in 1946, hitting .188/.330/.235 with 51 BB in 74 G for the Senators. He wrapped up in 1947, batting .222/.325/.253 for the Toei Flyers. For his NPB career, he hit .180/.301/.210 with 149 runs, 92 RBI and 248 walks in 448 games, while making 141 errors. He set the all-time Nippon Pro Baseball record with no home runs in 1,770 career plate appearances.
After finishing as a player, Yokozawa became an umpire, like his brother. He worked over 1,500 games in the Pacific League.
- Japanbaseballdaily.com by Gary Garland
- Japanese Baseball Database