Masaichi Kaneda

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Masaichi Kaneda (金田 正一, Kaneda Masaichi, August 1, 1933 – October 6, 2019) was a Japanese professional baseball pitcher.[1] He was one of the best-known pitchers in Japanese baseball history, and was the only Japanese pitcher to have won 400 games. He was added in the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988.[2] Kaneda was born in Heiwa, Aichi.

Kaneda died on October 6, 2019 in Tokyo of sepsis at the age of 86.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Griggs, Lee (1963-08-19). "The Winningest Japanese". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2011-04-28.
  2. Whiting, Robert, "Kawakami's philosophy as manager never wavered", Japan Times, 28 November 2013, p. 16, retrieved 28 November 2013
  3. 元巨人の金田正一さんが死去 前人未到400勝投手 (in Japanese)