Masaaki Mori (baseball)

Masaaki Mori
Born: (1937-01-09) January 9, 1937
Gifu, Gifu, Japan
Batted: Left Threw: Right
NPB debut
October 8, 1955, for the Yomiuri Giants
Last NPB appearance
October 14, 1974, for the Yomiuri Giants
NPB statistics
(through 1974)
Batting average .236
Home runs 81
Hits 1341

As player

As manager

As coach

Career highlights and awards
Member of the Japanese
Baseball Hall of Fame
Induction 2005

Masaaki Mori (森 祇晶, Mori Masaaki, born January 9, 1937 in Gifu, Gifu, Japan) is a retired professional Japanese baseball player and manager.

Mori played Nippon Professional Baseball from 1955–1974 as the catcher of the Yomiuri Giants. He was an eight-time Best Nine Award-winner (1961–1968) and the Japan Series MVP in 1967. He was selected to eleven Nippon Professional Baseball All-Star Games.

After his retirement as a player, Mori managed the Seibu Lions from 1986–1994, leading the team to the Japan Series championship in 1986. He won the Matsutaro Shoriki Award in 1986 and 1990. Mori managed the Yokohama BayStars in 2001–2002.

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