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Japanese Baseball Card Pick of the Week – BBM Baystars 20th Anniversary autograph baseball card – Haru Toshio (波留 敏夫)

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My Japanese baseball card pick of the week goes to the authentic autographed baseball card of Haru Toshio (20/60) of the Yokohama Baystars as part of BBM’s Baystars 20th Anniversary Baseball Cards.

Haru is a former Nihon Professional Baseball stars and is currently a outfield, defense, base-running and hitting coach for the Chunichi Dragons, a job he served for the Yokohama DeNA Baystars from 2006-2013.

But he is best remembered for being part of the machine-gun offense of the Japan Series winning Yokohama Baystars of 1998, the team’s first championship since 1960 (second Japan Series win overall), back when the team was known as the Taiyo Whales.

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