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Muneyoshi Okada

 

Date and Place of Birth: March 12, 1917 Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
Date and Place of Death:    1942 Place Unknown
Baseball Experience: Japanese Professional League
Position: Infield
Rank: Unknown
Military Unit: Unknown
Area Served: Unknown

Muneyoshi Okada was born on March 12, 1917 in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. He attended Koryo Chugakkou high school and played in the 1935 Koshien Tournament.

Infielder Okada signed with Osaka in the innaugural year of the Japanese Professional League. During the spring of 1936 he played 15 games and batted .294, while hitting .172 in 29 games in the fall. In 1937, Okada batted .202 in 51 games in the spring and .241 in 46 games during the fall campaign.

Spring 1938 saw the 21-year-old hit .228 over 33 games and .180 in 22 games during the fall. He played 60 games in 1939 and hit .234 and was batting .267 after 13 games in 1940 when military service beckoned.

Muneyoshi Okada died from disease in 1942.

Date Added: March 16, 2013

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