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Masao Santa


Date and Place of Birth: January 4, 1919 Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Date and Place of Death:    Unknown
Baseball Experience: Japanese Professional League
Position: Outfield
Rank: Unknown
Military Unit: Unknown
Area Served: Unknown

Masao Santa was born on January 4, 1919 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. He attended Takikawa Chugakkou high school and signed with the Tokyo Giants in 1938.

The 5-foot-8, 150-pound outfielder played five games during the spring season and was hitless in nine at-bats. He was again hitless during the fall campaign in 13 at-bats. In 1939, Santa played 43 games and batted .190.

He entered military service after the 1939 season and died in combat during the war.

Date Added: March 17, 2013

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