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Yoshikichi Miyaguchi


Date and Place of Birth: 1919 Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Date and Place of Death:    Unknown
Baseball Experience: Japanese Professional League
Position: Pitcher/First Base
Rank: Unknown
Military Unit: Unknown
Area Served: Unknown

Yoshikichi "Bikichi" Miyaguchi was born in 1919 in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. He attended Keihan Shogyo high school and signed with Nankai for the Fall 1938 season. The 5-foot-9 left-hander made 20 appearances on the mound and was 6-11 with a 2.26 ERA. He also played five games at first base and batted a respectable .226.

In 1939, Miyaguchi pitched in 47 games and was 10-13 with a 3.11 ERA. He played a further eight games at first base and hit .222 for the year. Miyaguchi missed the 1940 and 1941 seasons (probably due to military service), and played just four games at first base in 1943.

Yoshikichi Miyaguchi died in combat during World War II.

Date Added: February 12, 2013

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