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Former Nankai infielder Yasuhiro Higashide dies at sixty-one

by on Mar.06, 2012 @ 8:32 pm, under NPB

Former Nankai infielder and NPB Operations Department, Associate Director Yasuhiro Higashide died at his home on Sunday of a heart attack.  He was sixty-one.

Higashide was drafted by Nankai (now Softbank) in the 8th round of the 1969 draft and took on a job with the team after his retirement in 1972.  He started working for the NPB in 1995.