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Yoshizou Oribe


Date and Place of Birth: 1920 Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Date and Place of Death:    Unknown
Baseball Experience: Japanese Professional League
Position: Outfield
Rank: Unknown
Military Unit: Unknown
Area Served: Unknown

Yoshizou (Yoshizo) Oribe was born in 1920 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. He attended Ikuei Shogyo high school and signed with the Tokyo Senators in 1939.

Playing the outfield his rookie year, Oribe batted just .117 in 80 games for the Senators. In 1940 with the Senators (the team changed its name to Tsubasa mid-season), Oribe played 101 games, raising his batting average to .178 while stealing 16 bases.

In 1941, Oribe was playing with Taiyo (the result of a merger between Tsubasa and Nagoya Kinko). Playing catcher and outfield he batted .184 in 82 games. He played 75 games in the outfield with Taiyo in 1942 and batted a career high .198.

Yoshizou Oribe entered military service after the 1942 season and died in combat during the war.

Date Added: March 17, 2013

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