Nishizawa (1921-1977) made his Japan Pro Baseball debut as a pitcher in 1937 at the age of
only 15! In 1940, at the age of 18, he went 20-9 with a 1.92 ERA. He pitched a
no hitter in 1942. After the end of World War II, he switched to the outfield,
where he became an even bigger star until his retirement after the 1958 season.
A five time all-star, Nishizawa was inducted into the Japan Baseball Hall of
Fame in 1977. Nishizawa enjoyed a banner year in 1950, batting .311 with 46
home runs and 135 RBIs.
died in 1977 when he was only 56 years old.
Therefore, there are not too many Nishizawa single signed items
around. He signed this uncatalogued 1950
baseball card in blue ink, most likely in 1950.
Size: 2 3/8” x 3 1/4"
Condition: The autograph grades 8 out of 10. The card is Vg with the number 14 written in
ink at upper left on the otherwise blank back.