|Date and Place of Birth:||1919 Saga Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan|
|Date and Place of Death:||date unknown Soviet-Manchurian border|
|Baseball Experience:||Japanese Professional League|
Masakimi Araki was born in the Saga Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan in
1919. He atteneded Karatsu Chugakkou high school and pitched in the
Industrial League for Moji Tetsudo Kanrikyoku before signing with Hankyu
in 1939. Making 17 appearances on the mound, the 5-foot-6, 138-pound,
right-hander with a blazing fastball, was 9-2 with a 1.73 ERA.
Araki was drafted into military service in 1940 and died of disease along the Soviet-Manchurian border.
Date Added: February 8, 2013
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