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Tetsuharu Kawakami (Dageki no Kamisama)

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 165 lbs.
  • High School Kumamoto Kougyou

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Tetsuharu Kawakami played for the Yomiuri Giants from 1938 to 1958. He ended his playing career with a .313 batting average. He was also manager of the club when they won nine consecutive Japan Series from 1965 to 1973. Like Jackie Robinson, Kawakami played himself in a movie about his life. He missed time due to World War II, when he served in the Imperial Army and taught in their Air School.

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