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Seizaburo Amakawa


Date and Place of Birth: December 27, 1919 Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Date and Place of Death:    October 1944 Leyte Gulf, Philippines
Baseball Experience: Japanese Professional League
Position: Pitcher
Rank: Unknown
Military Unit: Unknown
Area Served: Pacific

Seizaburo Amakawa was born in the Kyoto Prefecture of Japan on December 27, 1919. In August 1938, the 5-foot-7, right-handed pitcher helped Heian High School clinch the Japanese National Baseball High School Championship against Gifu. He signed with Nankai in 1939 and was 1-3 with a 2.12 ERA in 12 games for the fifth placed club. The following season he was 2-5 with a 2.57 ERA in 16 games as Nankai slipped to eighth place.

Amakawa entered military service the following season. Aged 24, he was killed in action at Leyte Gulf in the Philippines in October 1944.

Date Added: February 2, 2012

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