Gotta love Sadaharu Oh. He played 22 years for the Yomiuri Giants, was five time batting champion, led the league in home runs 15 times, ending his career with a .301 average and 868 home runs.
I thought of Oh when I came across this quote the other day:
My baseball career was a long, long initiation into a single secret: At the heart of all things is love.
– Sadaharu Oh
and then found this nice video of his landmark home runs. (There’s a lot to love there!)
Oh is 70 years old now, and lives in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. Good game, Sadaharu.
There’s been some question as to whether Oh belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame. I say yes. His accomplishments speak for themselves. Let’s open up the Hall of Fame to great ball players everywhere.