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Saburo Nakamura


Date and Place of Birth: July 3, 1912 Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Date and Place of Death:    Date Unknown Nomonhan, China
Baseball Experience: Japanese Professional League
Position: Infield
Rank: Unknown
Military Unit: Unknown
Area Served: China

Saburo Nakamura was born on July 3, 1912 in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. He attended Suwa Sanshi high school and played in Koshien tournaments in 1929 and 1930. He went on to play baseball at Meiji University and signed with Dai Tokyo in 1937. During the spring 1937 season, the 24-year-old played 55 games and batted .208, leading his team with three home runs and 26 RBIs while playing first base, second base and shortstop. Nakamura missed the 1937 fall and 1938 spring seasons (probably due to military service) but was back in pro baseball with the Lion club (Dai Tokyo had been renamed Lion during the 1937 fall campaign) in the fall of 1938. In 31 games he batted .198 playing first base and second base.

In 1939, Nakamura joined Nagoya and played 89 games and batted .194 with 27 RBIs. He played first, second and third, also pitching in nine games for a 2-3 record and 4.40 ERA. In 1940, Nakamura played 101 games and batted .191 with 33 RBIs, playing first and second base.

Saburo Nakamura died in Nomonhan, China, during World War II.

Date Added: March 18, 2013

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