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Nobuaki Nidegawa

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Nobuaki Nidegawa (二出川 延明)

Biographical Information[edit]

Nobuaki Nidegawa played with the Tokyo Giants and Nagoya Kinkos in the pre-league era before becoming a well-respected umpire in 1936. He was head of the Pacific League umpires for his final four seasons before he retired in 1963 and then worked as a baseball commentator for Fuji TV.

Nidegawa was inducted into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970.