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Yoshifumi Shimamoto


Date and Place of Birth: October 12, 1911 Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
Date and Place of Death:    Unknown
Baseball Experience: Japanese Professional League
Position: Catcher
Rank: Unknown
Military Unit: Unknown
Area Served: Unknown

Yoshifumi Shimamoto was born on October 12, 1911 in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. He attended Wakayama Chugakkou high school and Yokohama Koko University before signing with Hankyu in 1936.

The 24-year-old catcher played 13 games during the 1936 fall season and batted .156. In the spring 1937 campaign he played 28 games and hit just .100. But in the fall he appeared 30 times and raised his average to .262. In 1938, Shimamoto played 12 games in the spring and nine in the fall, batting .167 in each campaign.

Shimamoto entered military service after the 1938 season and died in combat.

Date Added: March 17, 2013

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