Tom Niichi Matoba

Baseball Card - Tom Niichi Matoba

Outfield 1914-1930

One of the original Asahis. An amiable and sociable out-fielder legendary for his powerful hitting. Known to Athletic Park fans as “Slugger” for his many home runs. In the outfield capable of sensational one-handed catches running in among fans. League leader in 1920 reaching first base the most and stealing bases. Long career with Asahis a source of encouragement and a model.

Awards

1920 Leading Base Stealer and Player to Reach First Base the Most, City Senior Amateur Baseball League

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