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[6/20/2013] Player from Myanmar signs with Kagawa Olive Guyners

by on Jun.20, 2013 @ 8:45 pm, under Independent

The Kagawa Olive Guyners of the Shikoku Island League plus held a press conference to introduce twenty-three-year-old Myanmar-born pitcher Zaw Zaw Oo.

Baseball is not a popular sport in Myanmar with a playing population of about fifty.  Oo is the first player to step out of the country and sign with either a professional or independent league team.

Oo stands 173cm tall and weighs 65kg.  According to Sponichi, he tops out in the 120km/h range and throws a fastball, slider, and an off-speed pitch he calls the Zaw Zaw Ball.

Source: official announcement, Sponichi 6/20/2013