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Kazuki Shiraki


Date and Place of Birth: November 3, 1915 Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Date and Place of Death:    Unknown
Baseball Experience: Japanese Professional League
Position: Outfield
Rank: Unknown
Military Unit: Unknown
Area Served: Unknown

Kazuki Shiraki (also known as Ichiji Shiraki) was born on November 3, 1915 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. He attended Takikawa Chugakkou high school and Kokugakuin University before signing with Nagoya in 1937.

Exceptionally tall for a Japanese, the 6-foot, right-handed hitting outfielder played 49 games during the 1937 spring season and batted .275 with 27 RBIs. In the fall season he hit .250 in 37 games. Shiraki batted .200 in 31 games during the spring 1938 season and .256 over 33 games in the fall.

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

Date Added: March 17, 2013

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