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Shigeharu Tsuboi


Date and Place of Birth: Unknown
Date and Place of Death:    Unknown
Baseball Experience: College
Position: Unknown
Rank: Unknown
Military Unit: Imperial Japanese Navy
Area Served: Pacific

Shigeharu Tsuboi attended Waseda University where he was a reserve player on the varsity baseball team. 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.

Tsuboi flew to his death in a suicide mission from Bansei Air Base at Minamisatsuma City, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

Date Added: May 11, 2013

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