Hachiro Maekawa

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Hachiro Maekawa

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 7", Weight 132 lb.

Hachiro Maekawa pitched four years in Nippon Pro Baseball. Maekawa debuted in the spring of 1936, with a 0-1, 4.00 record. He was 3-3 with a 1.40 ERA in the fall campaign with all of his wins being shutouts. He tied three others for the Japanese Professional Baseball League in whitewashes, including the legendary Eiji Sawamura.

In 1937, Maekawa was 4-5 with a 3.09 ERA in the spring and 2-4 with a 3.76 ERA in the fall. He was 6-3 with a 3.61 ERA in the spring of 1938 and 3-4 with a 5.49 ERA in the fall. He did not pitch again until after World War II, going 3-3 with a 2.54 ERA in 1946.

Overall, Maekawa was 21-23 with a 3.34 ERA in 81 games. He was director of scouting for his old club, the Yomiuri Giants, from 1967 through 1972.

At the time of his death, Maekawa was the oldest living former Yomiuri player.