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Former Yomiuri Giant Takumi Otomo dies at eighty-eight

by on Apr.13, 2013 @ 5:45 pm, under NPB
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Former Yomiuri Giant Takumi Otomo died of acute leukemia at a Tokyo hospital on Friday morning at 5:28am.  He was eighty-eight.

Otomo started out as a rubber baseball player before joining the Yomiuri Giants in 1949.  He tossed a no-hitter on July 26, 1952 and led the league in victories in 1953 and 1955.  After retirement, he spent some time as a pitching coach in the Kintetsu and Chunichi organizations.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/13/2013, Sponichi 4/13/2013

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