Sadaharu Oh & Tetsuharu Kawakami 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.

 

Tetsuharu Kawakami was a Japanese baseball player and manager, known for his red bat, and his nickname ????? (dageki no kamisama, "the God of Batting/Hitting"). He was inducted into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame in 1965. As manager of the Giants from 1961–1974, he was known for his ruthless, tough-love style, but he led the Yomiuri Giants to nine consecutive championships

 

Offered is an original photo that measures 9” x 5” in size of Oh in the dugout holding a cup of water or tea and appearing to be spiting it out. His manager, Tetsuharu Kawakami sits on the bench as Oh’s teammates are relegated to the front of the dugout.  Incredible shot! This photo came straight out of Japan. Sadaharu Oh original prints are incredibly tough to find anywhere.



Item: 10462

Price: $199.00
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Sadaharu Oh & Tetsuharu Kawakami original 1960’s Japanese Photo Yomiuri Giants