Junji George Ito

Baseball Card - Junji George Ito

Third base 1918-1926

“King of Bunting.” College graduate from Japan. Outstanding infielder, described by sportswriter as “a peppery third sacker.” Played with Asahi Tigers in 1921. 1919 championship experience helped team break through in 1926. Expert sacrifice hitting and safety squeeze play made him the Asahi master bunter. Earned five career award citations, with a .400 batting average in 1925.

Awards

1920 Leading Sacrifice Hitter,
City Senior Amateur Baseball League
1921 Leslie Fraser Medal – Leading Sacrifice Hitter
1923-1924 Batting Honours, Terminal League
1925 Batting Crown, Terminal League
1925 Waltham Gold Watch, Terminal League

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