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Shigeo Murakami


Date and Place of Birth: July 3, 1913 Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Date and Place of Death:    July 3, 1945 Leyte, Philippines
Baseball Experience: Japanese Professional League
Position: Outfield
Rank: Unknown
Military Unit: Unknown
Area Served: Pacific

Shigeo Murakami was a weak-hitting outfielder who played two years of pro baseball. He died in comabt during World War II on his 32nd birthday.

Shigeo Murakami was born on July 3, 1913 in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. He attended Chukyo Shogyo high school and Meiji University before played industrial league baseball with Taiyo Rayon.

Murakami, a right-handed hitting outfielder, signed with basement-dwelling Lion in 1940. The 27-year-old played 37 games and batted .183. Lion was renamed Asahi for the 1941 season and Murakami played 31 games, batting .182. It was to be his last year in professional baseball as he was drafted for military service and died in combat on the island of Leyte in the Philippines in July 3, 1945 - his 32nd birthday.

Date Added: February 12, 2013

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