Choichi Aida

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Choichi Aida (相田 暢一)

Biographical Information[edit]

Choichi Aida was a pitcher for Waseda University before he broke his shoulder. He then became their coach, reviving the program after World War II. He spent over 30 years as a director, umpire or other official with the Tokyo Big Six University League. In 2014, he was voted into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame in a class with Koji Akiyama, Kazuhiro Sasaki and Hideo Nomo.

Source: 2014 Japanese Hall of Fame announcement