|Date and Place of Birth:||July 3, 1912 Nagano Prefecture, Japan|
|Date and Place of Death:||Date Unknown Nomonhan, China|
|Baseball Experience:||Japanese Professional League|
Saburo Nakamura was born on July 3, 1912 in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.
He attended Suwa Sanshi high school and played in Koshien tournaments in
1929 and 1930. He went on to play baseball at Meiji University and
signed with Dai Tokyo in 1937. During the spring 1937 season, the
24-year-old played 55 games and batted .208, leading his team with three
home runs and 26 RBIs while playing first base, second base and
shortstop. Nakamura missed the 1937 fall and 1938 spring seasons
(probably due to military service) but was back in pro baseball with the
Lion club (Dai Tokyo had been renamed Lion during the 1937 fall
campaign) in the fall of 1938. In 31 games he batted .198 playing first
base and second base.
In 1939, Nakamura joined Nagoya and played 89 games and batted .194 with 27 RBIs. He played first, second and third, also pitching in nine games for a 2-3 record and 4.40 ERA. In 1940, Nakamura played 101 games and batted .191 with 33 RBIs, playing first and second base.
Saburo Nakamura died in Nomonhan, China, during World War II.
Date Added: March 18, 2013
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