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Masakimi Araki

 

Date and Place of Birth: 1919 Saga Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan
Date and Place of Death:    date unknown Soviet-Manchurian border
Baseball Experience: Japanese Professional League
Position: Pitcher
Rank: Unknown
Military Unit: Unknown
Area Served: Asia

Masakimi Araki was born in the Saga Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan in 1919. He atteneded Karatsu Chugakkou high school and pitched in the Industrial League for Moji Tetsudo Kanrikyoku before signing with Hankyu in 1939. Making 17 appearances on the mound, the 5-foot-6, 138-pound, right-hander with a blazing fastball, was 9-2 with a 1.73 ERA.

Araki was drafted into military service in 1940 and died of disease along the Soviet-Manchurian border.

Date Added: February 8, 2013

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