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Noboru Kitahara


Date and Place of Birth: 1917, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Date and Place of Death:    1945 Location unknown
Baseball Experience: Japanese Professional League
Position: Second Base
Rank: Unknown
Military Unit: Unknown
Area Served: Unknown

Noboru Kitahara was born in 1917 in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. He attended Matsumoto Shogyo high school and Rikkyo University before playing for Dairen Jitsugyodan in the Industrial League.

Kitahara signed with Nankai in 1941, and the 24-year-old second baseman batted an impressive .333 in 14 games with a home run and seven RBIs. In 1942, he played 65 games and batted .249 with 14 stolen bases and 24 RBIs.

Kitahara was drafted into military service in 1943. While still in service he died of tuberculosis in 1945.

Date Added: February 10, 2013

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