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Tsutomu Hattori dies at the age of eighty-eight

by on Feb.28, 2012 @ 12:04 am, under Other

Tsutomu Hattori died of a stroke at a hospital in Tsu, Mie on Monday morning at 9:38am.  He was eighty-eight.

Hattori graduated from Hosei University and played for the Hakodate Ocean Club before spending two years with the Orix Buffaloes (1950, 1951).  He returned to the Industrial League in 1952 with Mie Kotsu before becoming manager of the Hosei University Baseball team (four years beginning in 1957).  In 1961, he returned to Mie and took a job managing Mie Kotsu.