Shinji Hamazaki, a left handed pitcher, was a pint sized wonder. He stood only 5' 1" and weighed a mere 110 lbs. A Keio U. graduate of the 1920s, Hamazaki played against the U.S. Major League All Stars featuring Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig during their 1934 Tour of Japan. He spent most of the 1930s playing in Manchuria. At the age of 45, he was signed for the first time to pitch and manage in Japan Pro Baseball! In 1950, at the age of 48, he became the oldest pitcher to win a Japan Pro Baseball game, a record that stood until 2014. He then managed off and on in Japan Pro Baseball through 1963. He was named to the Hall of Fame in 1978. This card offers a fine portrait of Hamazaki during his Japan Pro Baseball years.
Size: 1 1/4" x 3"