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Takeo Nakata


Date and Place of Birth: 1915 Akashi, Japan
Date and Place of Death:    July 22, 1943 Bougainville
Baseball Experience: College
Position: OF
Rank: Unknown
Military Unit: Unknown
Area Served: Pacific

Takeo Nakata attended Keio University where he played outfield. In middle school he had pitched a 2-1 win over Eiji Sawamura, earned the Excellent Player Award at the 1933 National Middle School Baseball Championships and hurled a 25-inning win over Chukyo Commercial School.

In 1940, he was part of the Keio University baseball team that toured Hawaii, playing 12 games against local teams on Oahu and Hawaii. Nakata appeared in 11 games and batted .163.

On July 22, 1943, Nakata was killed when the ship he was aboard was torpedoed off the coast of Bougainville. Suffering a serious leg wound, he managed to swim to shore but died shortly afterwards.

Date Added: Apr 15, 2022.

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