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Susumu Yagi


Date and Place of Birth: September 17, 1924 Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Date and Place of Death:    Unknown
Baseball Experience: Japanese Professional League
Position: Catcher
Rank: Unknown
Military Unit: Unknown
Area Served: Unknown

Susumu Yagi was born on September 17, 1924 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. He attended Kansai Gakuin Chugakkou high school and signed with Nankai in 1942. The 17-year-old catcher played 79 games his rookie year and batted .148 with a team high 33 strike outs. In 1943, Yagi batted .147 over 62 games for the last placed club. In 1944, Yagi played all 35 regular season games and hit .212 with seven RBIs. The league was shut down on November 13 after many of its players were conscripted to fight against the Allies. Yagi was among them. He later died in combat.

Date Added: March 17, 2013

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