|Date and Place of Birth:||November 13, 1921, Gumma-gun, Gunma Prefecture, Japan|
|Date and Place of Death:||August 17, 1944 China|
|Baseball Experience:||Japanese Professional League|
Hachiro Miwa was born on November 13, 1921 at Gumma-gun, Gunma
Prefecture, Japan. He attended Takasaki Chugakkou school and signed with
the Osaka Tigers at the age of 17 in 1939. The 5-foot-9, left-hander
made 12 appearances his rookie year and was 2-5 with a 2.16 ERA. In
1940, he made 47 appearances (31 starts) and was 16-5 with an
outstanding 1.51 earned run average. The highpoint of the season came on
August 3 at Dairen, when Miwa hurled a no-hitter againstthe Tokyo
Miwa was unable to match his 1941 numbers the following year and was 2-7 in 27 appearances with a 2.26 ERA. He made just 18 appearances (six starts) in 1942 for a 1-3 record but made somewhat of a comeback in 1943 with 11 wins and 11 losses in 26 starts with a 2.43 ERA.
Military service came calling after the 1943 season. Hachiro Miwa died in combat in China on August 17, 1944.
Date Added: February 12, 2013
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