Sadaharu Oh

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Hand print of Sadaharu Oh
In this Japanese name, the family name is Oh.

Sadaharu Oh (王貞治, Oh Sadaharu, born May 20, 1940), also known as Wang Chenchih (simplified Chinese: 王贞治; traditional Chinese: 王貞治,; pinyin: Wáng Zhēnzhì), is a Japanese-Chinese professional athlete. He is best known as a baseball player and manager.[1]

Early life[change | change source]

Oh was born in Tokyo.[1] He is the son of a Chinese father and a Japanese mother. Although Oh has always lived in Japan, he has never allowed a loss of his Chinese citizenship.

Career[change | change source]

Oh played for the Yomiuri Giants.[2] In 1977, he set the world record for home runs.[1]

Oh retired from playing in 1980.[1]

From 1984 to 1988, he was the Giants' manager.[2]

He managed the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks from 1995 to 2008.[2]

In 2006, he was the manager of the Japanese national team in the World Baseball Classic.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ō Sadaharu" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 758.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 BaseballReference.com, Sadaharu Oh; retrieved 2012-7-17.