born Kim Kyung-Hong
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 0", Weight 160 lbs.
- High School Kakuei Shogyo High School
His number 34 is retired by the Yomiuri Giants for whom he pitched from 1965 until his retirement in 1969, a period during which they won the Nippon Series every year. Prior to that, he was with the Kokutetsu Swallows for 15 years. The Swallows were a terrible team that only had one winning season during his time there. After his retirement, he managed the Lotte Orions from 1973 to 1978. In 1974, he led them to a win in the Nippon Series, breaking the Giants' run of nine consecutive titles that had started when he joined them in 1965.
- Ken Belson: "'Masaichi Kaneda, Japan’s ‘Emperor’ of Baseball, Dies at 86", The New York Times, October 11, 2019.