Sadaharu Oh

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Birthday
20, 1940
Birthplace
Japan
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1940 (age 79)
Birthplace
Japan

About

Legendary hitter who set the world career home run record with 868 in the Nippon Professional Baseball league and won 11 Japan Series Championships with the Yomiuri Giants from 1959 to 1980.

Before Fame

He was a standout pitcher at Waseda Jitsugyo High School, but converted to first base before starting his professional career.

Trivia

He served as manager of the Yomiuri Giants after retirement, from 1981 to 1988.

Family Life

He had three daughters with his wife Kyoko Oh, before she died of stomach cancer in December, 2001.

Associated With

He and Hideki Matsui both starred for the Yomiuri Giants, though Matsui split his professional career between the NPB and MLB.