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Minoru Morita


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

Minoru Morita was born in 1919 in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. He attended Iizuka Shogyo high school and played baseball for Industrial League team Nittetsu Futase, before signing with Nagoya Kinko in 1939.

The left-handed hitting outfielder played 27 games and batted .111. He also pitched in three games for a total of seven innings and a 6.43 earned run average. In 1940, Morita played all 104 Nagoya Kinko games and batted .220 with 11 stolen bases and 31 RBIs. Following the 1940 season, struggling Nagoya Kinko merged with Tsubasa to form Taiyo and Morita played 86 games for his new club in 1941, batting .228 with 19 stolen bases.

Minoru Morita was drafted for military service after the 1941 season. He later died in combat.

Date Added: February 12, 2013

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