Korean native Hideo Fujimoto is the all time Japan Pro Baseball leader in lifetime ERA (1.90), single season ERA (0.73) and all time winning percentage (.697). He is credited with introducing the slider to Japanese baseball. He pitched the
first perfect game in Japan Pro Baseball history. He is a Sawamura (Japan Cy Young) Award winner. In 1943 alone, he pitched in 432 2/3 innings, threw 19 complete game shutouts and went 100 consecutive innings without allowing an
earned run! He was also a decent hitter, batting .245 in nearly 1,500 plate appearances, occasionally playing second base, third base, and outfield. The 5' 7" 145 right hander is certainly one of the most overlooked of the great Japanese
baseball players. This uncatalogued first prize bromide, originally issued with a display sheet, is a colorized photo image showing the master of the slider in action. Blank backed.
Size: Approximately 7 1/2" x 9 11/16"
Condition: Ex corners, borders and surface, but a pinhole in each corner. Also, paper and glue residue on the blank back from previously being glued into an album.