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Former Yomiuri Giant catcher Masahiro Saito passes away

by on Jan.19, 2011 @ 9:41 pm, under NPB

Former Yomiuri Giant catcher Masahiro Saito passed away in a Saitama hospital at 3:21pm on Tuesday due to complications from pancreatic cancer.  He was 66.  A wake will be held for Saito on the 27, beginning at 6pm.  The funeral services will take place on the 28th at 11am.  Saito is survived by his wife, Noriko.

Saito joined the Giants in 1962 and retired in 1967.  He played in a total 25 games.

Career Totals

Years G AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB BB+HBP SO AVG
1962,1964,1966 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000