Big Six University
star and immortal Yomiuri Giants manager, Shigeru Mizuhara (center) is flanked
by third baseman Kisaku Yamakawa (left) and infielder Akiharu Tezuka
(right). All three have signed this 3rd
prize winner bromide card in blue ink.
a stellar career as a pitcher/infielder for Keio University, Shigeru Mizuhara
(1909-1982) played for the Yomiuri Giants from 1936-1942, as well as seven games
in 1950. His Hall of Fame playing career was followed by an even greater tenure
as a manager. He managed the Giants from 1950 to 1960, winning eight Central
League pennants and four Japan Series.
Yamakawa (1922-1981) played Japan Pro Baseball from 1940 to 1955. His best years were spent with the Yomiuri
Giants (1946-1951). During that period
he was the Giants’ starting third sacker.
Tezuka (1921-2018) played with the Giants from 1949 to 1954, mostly as a
utility infielder. He finished out his
pro career with the Taiyo Wales in 1955 and 1956.
Size: 4 3/8” x 2 7/8”
Condition: Autographs—Yamakawa 8 out of 10, Mizuhara—5
to 6 out of 10, Tezuka—9 out of 10. The
card is Vg.