Sadaharu Oh & Shigeo Nagashima original 1960’s Japanese Photo Yomiuri Giants

Sadaharu Oh, also known as Wang Chen-chih, is a retired Japanese–Taiwanese baseball player and manager who holds the world lifetime home run record, having hit 868 home runs during his professional career. Oh played his entire 22-year professional career in Japan with the Yomiuri Giants and was their manager from 1984 to 1988. Oh holds the world career home run record with 868 home runs, and held Japan's single-season home run record with 55 until Wladimir Balentien broke the record in 2013.

 

Considered by many to be the greatest player in the history of Nippon Pro Baseball, Shigeo Nagashima was the star third baseman for the Yomiuri Giants from 1958 to 1974. He is unquestionably the most popular player in the history of Japanese baseball. Nagashima's legacy is closely intertwined with that of long-time teammate Sadaharu Oh as the "ON" attack led Yomiuri to a record nine straight Japan Series victories. While considered a great natural athlete, Nagashima was renowned for his practices - he got a house by the river so he could run every day there and he built a room in his home to practice his swings in constantly. He combined talent with an excellent work ethic. He is also the father of Kazushige Nagashima. He was inducted into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988.

 

Offered is an original photo that measures 7.5” x 9.5” in size of Oh and Nagashima crossing swords/bats.  These 2 are considered the greatest Japanese players to ever live! This would be the Japanese equivalent of Ruth & Gehrig. This photo came straight out of Japan. Sadaharu Oh original prints are incredibly tough to find anywhere.



Item: 10465

Price: $295.00
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Sadaharu Oh & Shigeo Nagashima original 1960’s Japanese Photo Yomiuri Giants