Hiromitsu Kadota

Hiromitsu Kadota

Hiromitsu Kadota (門田 博光 Kadota Hiromitsu?, born February 26, 1948 in Onoda, Japan) was a Japanese professional baseball player for the Nankai Hawks, Orix Braves and Fukuoka Daiei Hawks. Reputed for his slugging ability, he ate a lot and became a strong hitter, though he is suffered from diabetes mellitus even now. He hit 44 home runs at the age of 40 in 1988. He was retired after his last game against Hideo Nomo in 1992. He was inducted into Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006.

See also

External links

  • Hiromitsu Kadota (Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame)
  • Nippon Professional Baseball career statistics from Japanesebaseball.com
Awards
Preceded by
Osamu Higashio
Pacific League MVP
1988
Succeeded by
Ralph Bryant
Preceded by
Kimiyasu Kudoh
Matsutaro Shoriki Award
1988
Succeeded by
Motoshi Fujita