Thursday, July 6, 2017

RIP Toshiharu Ueda

Hall Of Fame manager Toshiharu Ueda passed away last weekend.  He managed the Hankyu Braves from 1974-78 during which time the team won four Pacific League pennants and three Nippon Series Championships.  He came back and managed the team again from 1981 to 1990 - the last two years of which the team was known as the Orix Braves.  He also managed the Fighters from 1995-99.  He was elected to the Hall Of Fame in 2003.

I'd write more about him but it would be better if you just read Jim Allen's appreciation of his friend who was laid to rest today in Yokohama.

2009 BBM Hankyu Memorial #02

2014 BBM Orix 25th Anniversary #62

1995 BBM #518

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