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From BR Bullpen
Tetsuharu Kawakami (Dageki no Kamisama)
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 8", Weight 165 lbs.
- High School Kumamoto Kougyou
- Born March 23, 1920
 Biographical Information
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.