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Kinsuke Ono


Date and Place of Birth: Unknown
Date and Place of Death:    March 10, 1945 Taichung, Taiwan
Baseball Experience: College
Position: Unknown
Rank: Unknown
Military Unit: Unknown
Area Served: Pacific

Kinsuke Ono attended Waseda University and was a catcher for the varsity baseball team. In 1940, he was selected to play for the Japanese team in the East Asian Games commemorating the 2,600th anniversary of the founding of the Empire of Japan.

Waseda’s biggest baseball rival was Keio University and as the war progressed, one last game between the two teams was arranged. Held on October 16, 1943, at the Totsuka Stadium of Waseda University, this was a send-off game held immediately before the mobilization of many students into military service. Waseda won the game, 10 to 1.

On March 10, 1945: Kinsuke Ono died in an accident during special forces training in Taichung, Taiwan.

Date Added: May 11, 2013

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