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Nippon Ham Fighters’ president Junichi Fujii to step down in March

by on Dec.31, 2010 @ 9:57 pm, under NPB

Nippon Ham Fighters' president 61-year-old Junichi Fujii will be stepping down from his post in March, 2011.

Fujii started his career with Nippon Ham in 1973 and became president of the Fighters in 2006.  He is, of course, known as the hand that picked the winning lottery tickets for Sho Nakata (2007) and Yuki Saito (2010).

Despite his retirement, there are apparently some in the organization that would like to see him return as a consultant and even perhaps take part in the 2011 draft, in case the team needs him for his luck again.