On April 5, 1958 — 1958 – Shigeo Nagashima, a rookie phenom, makes his professional debut with the Yomiuri Giants. He is fanned four times, but will go on to win the Central League batting title and have one of the most distinguished careers in Nippon Pro Baseball history.

 


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Sources:
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