Japanese Baseball Star Morimichi Takagi has died
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Japanese Baseball Star Morimichi Takagi passed away on 17thJanuary 2020
He is fondly remembered for his 20 years affiliation (1960 – 1980) with the Japanese Baseball team the Chunichi Dragons.
Morimichi Takagi joined the dragons when he was 19 years old and during his 20 year playing career with them he totalled 2,274 hits and 236 home runs.
He was an eight-time Central League Best Nine Award-winner, a three-time Central League Golden Glove Award-winner, and led the Central League in stolen bases three times. He was an NPB All-Star four separate occasions and finished with 369 career stolen bases.
Takagi began as a player-coach for the Dragons in 1978, staying in that role through his retirement as a player in 1980. He stayed on as coach through 1986, returning to the team as manager from 1992-1995, and also from 2012-2013.