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Shuichi Hirose


Date and Place of Birth: March 15, 1922, Ozu, Shiga Prefecture, Japan
Date and Place of Death:    Unknown
Baseball Experience: Japanese Professional League
Position: Pitcher
Rank: Unknown
Military Unit: Unknown
Area Served: Unknown

Shuichi Hirose was born on March 15, 1922 in Ozu, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. He attended Ozu Shogyo high school and pitched for Asahi Benberugu in the Industrial League before having a tryout with the Tokyo Giants in July 1941.

In his first professional start with the Giants on August 21, 1941, Hirose threw a complete game shutout. He finished the season with an 8-4 won-loss record and 1.62 ERA. In 1942, Hirose was 21-6 with an earned run average of just 1.19.

Shuichi Hirose was drafted into the military in 1942 and died in combat.

Date Added: February 10, 2013

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