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Uzaburo Shintomi

 

Date and Place of Birth: February 13, 1915 Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Date and Place of Death:    August 1945 Burma
Baseball Experience: Japanese Professional League
Position: First Base/Outfield
Rank: Unknown
Military Unit: Unknown
Area Served: Burma

Uzaburo (Usaburo) Shintomi was born on February 13, 1915 in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. He attended Kokura Kogyo high school and played in three Koshien tournaments (1930 to 1932).

In 1935, Shintomi played on the Dai Nihon Tokyo club that toured the United States and Canada. He then played for Moji Tetsudo Kanrikyoku in the industrial league until signing with Hankyu in 1939. Playing just six games at first base, the 24-year-old was hitless in six at-bats.

In 1940, Shintomi played 74 games between first base and the outfield, batting .153 with 21 RBIs. He was Hankyu's clean-up hitter in 1941 and batted .232 in 67 games with team highs in doubles (10), triples (5) and home runs (3), while driving in 28.

Shintomi was drafted for military service in December 1941 and died in combat in Burma in August 1945.

Date Added: March 17, 2013

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