|Date and Place of Birth:||April 4, 1915, Aichi Prefecture, Japan|
|Date and Place of Death:||Unknown|
|Baseball Experience:||Japanese Professional League|
Yukio Eguchi was born on April 4, 1915 in the Aichi Prefecture,
Japan. He attended Kakuei Shogyo High School and played baseball for the
school's first Koshien Tournament team in 1933. He later attended
Ritsumeikan University and was selected for the All-Nippon team that
played against the American League All-Stars in Japan in 1934. The
following year, Eguchi traveled to the United States with the Dai Nippon
Tokyo Yakyu Club - Japan's first professional team. During the tour Dai
Nippon won 93 games against semi-pro squads and teams from the Pacific
The young second baseman signed with the Nagoya Golden Dolphins when the Japanese Professional Baseball League formed in 1936 and remained with the team through the 1938 season.
After two seasons away from professional baseball (possibly for military service), Eguchi joined Hankyu in 1941 and remained with the club through 1942.
Military service beckoned again in 1943 and Yukio Eguchi died from wounds received in combat.
Date Added: February 8, 2013
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