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Kunigoro Mori


Date and Place of Birth: September 1, 1919 Oita Prefecture, Japan
Date and Place of Death:    Unknown
Baseball Experience: Professional Japanese League
Position: Outfield
Rank: Unknown
Military Unit: Unknown
Area Served: Unknown

Kunigoro Mori was born on September 1, 1919 in Oita Prefecture, Japan. He attended Oita Shogyo high school and signed with the Osaka Tigers in 1939. The 5-foot-4, left-handed hitting outfielder played 51 games - mainly as a pinch hitter - his rookie year and batted just .143.

In 1940, Mori played 77 games for the Tigers and batted .193. The following season saw him play in 68 games and raise his average to .227. Mori's brief baseball career ended after the 1941 season. He was drafted into military service and died in combat.

Date Added: February 12, 2013

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