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Higashio, Eto, and Furuta selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

by on Jan.12, 2010 @ 8:25 pm, under NPB

The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced that the following three players were elected:

Higashio, Osamu (from the Player Group)

Player: 1969-1972 Nishitetsu; 1972-1976 Taiheiyo; 1977-1978 Crown; 1979-1988 Seibu

G CG SHO W L Sv IP H HR BB SO ER ERA WHIP
697 247 34 251 247 23 4086.0 4095 412 1267 1684 1588 3.50 1.31

Manager: 1995-2001 Seibu

G W L T WPCT
937 489 425 23 .535

Higashio received 254 votes.  Hiromitsu Ochiai came in second with 227 votes (no first place votes).

Eto, Shinichi (from the Expert Group)

Player: 1959-1969 Chunichi; 1970-1971 Lotte; 1972-1974 Taiyo; 1975 Taiheiyo; 1976 Lotte

G AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HPB SO GIDP AVG
2084 7156 924 2057 274 15 367 3462 1189 78 67 5 67 761 58 752 186 .287

Manager: 1975 Taiheiyo

G W L T WPCT
130 58 62 10 .483

Eto collected 37 votes out of a total possible 42.

Furuta, Masayuki (from the Special Selection Committee)

13 consecutive appearances at the Inter-city Tournament, including 3 championship victories,  both as a player and as a player / manager.

Was also the director of the Japan Amateur Baseball Association, Kanto region.

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