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[7/17/2013] Former Hanshin Ni-gun manager Akira Ishii dead at seventy-three

by on Jul.17, 2013 @ 12:07 am, under NPB
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The Tigers announced on Tuesday that their former Ni-gun manager Akira Ishii died on Monday.  He went seventy-three.

Ishii began his pro career with the Hankyu Braves in 1960.  He moved on to coaching after a twelve-year playing career.  He spent most of his time as a batting coach until Hanshin named him their Ni-gun manager in 1990.  He also coached at the amateur level and worked the broadcast booth for Hanshin games.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/16/2013

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