Tuesday, April 24, 2018

RIP Sachio Kinugasa

Hall Of Famer Sachio Kinugasa has passed away from colon cancer at age 71.  Kinugasa played for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp for 23 seasons between 1965 and 1987.  He is best known for breaking Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played streak but he also hit over 500 home runs in his career.  His Baseball-Reference Bullpen biography goes into a lot of detail about his career so I won't repeat it here.

There were many baseball cards of Kinugasa issued, both during his career and after.  Here are a handful:

1975/76 Calbee #972

1977 Yamakatsu JY4

1979 Calbee Nippon Series

1984 Calbee #18

1985 Calbee #200

1985 Calbee #200 (Back)

2001 BBM #541

2011 Epoch 1987 #49

2014 BBM The National Honor #07

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