TheBaseballPage.com

Minoru Murakami

Minoru Murakami

    * School Keio University

    * Born August 12, 1906 in Osaka, Osaka Japan
    * Died May 4, 1999

Minoru Murakami managed Hankyu briefly in the early days of the Japanese Professional Baseball League. He took over a first-place club in 1937 and led them to a 15-29-2 finish the rest of the way. Murakami again took over a first-place club in 1939 and led them to a 45-31-2 record the remainder of the campaign.

Murakami was more notable as one of the organizers of the Hankyu club and as their general manager for many years. In 1950, he became the first chief director of the Pacific League. In 1995, he was elected to the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame.

By BR Bullpen

 

More From Around the Web

Sponsored Links

This day in baseball history

November 21

  • 2006

    On November 21, 2006, Justin Morneau becomes the fourth Minn ...

  • 1980

    On November 21, 1980, the New York Yankees fire manager Dick ...

  • 1972

    On November 21, 1972, Boston Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk be ...

More Baseball History

Player Profile

Gil McDougald

2B, New York Yankees

Read Bio
Hall of Fame

Warren Spahn

P, Milwaukee Braves

Read Bio
Season Profile

2000 Boston Red Sox

Pedro Martinez had a

Read Bio
Historical Figure

Ruben Amaro,

Philadelphia Phillies General

Read Bio
Manager Profile

Bid McPhee

Cincinnati Red Stockings

Read Bio
Ballpark Profile

The Kingdome

Home of the Seattle Mariners,

Read Bio
Tagged:
Baseball Executive, General manager, Hankyu Braves, Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame, Japanese Professional Baseball League, Pacific League

Comments

    Be respectful, keep it clean.
Login or register to post comments

Stay Connected

Share |

Today's Poll

Will Red Sox Repeat in 2014: