2015 第二屆入堂名人

2015第二屆入堂名人

王貞治(世界全壘打王,1940年生)

  王貞治先生,出生於日本東京,目前世界職棒球員生涯最多全壘打紀錄保持人,以稻草人打法聞名,一生奉獻棒球運動,迄今仍持有中華民國護照。

  1959年,王貞治先生加盟讀賣巨人,展開長達22年的球員生涯,總計出賽2831場,揮出868支全壘打,與名將長嶋茂雄組成強打連線「ON炮」;1980年退休後,曾任讀賣巨人隊、福岡大榮鷹隊、福岡軟銀鷹隊總教練,1994年入選日本野球殿堂,現為福岡軟銀鷹隊最高顧問、日本職棒名球會會長。

  2009年2月5日,馬英九總統頒授王貞治「二等景星勳章」,表彰王貞治推動我國棒球運動,以及促進台日國民體育外交所做出的卓越貢獻。

 

Sadaharu Oh (Born 1940)

World's all-time home run king 

Sadaharu Oh, also known as Wang Chen-chih, was born in Tokyo, Japan. Holder of the world’s all-time home run record, Oh is known for his flamingo-like batting stance who has devoted his whole life in promoting the sport of baseball. Born to a Chinese father and a Japanese mother, Oh still holds R.O.C. passport despite spending most of his life in Japan.

Oh joined the Yomiuri Giants in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) in 1959 and spent 22 seasons, 2831 games in the same team before his retirement in 1980. He left with a record of 868 homeruns. Oh and another explosive Giants’ batter Shigeo Nagashima had formed the feared "O-N Cannon" during his professional career.

Following retirement, Oh had served as manager of the Giants, manager of Fukuoka Daiei Hawks, later the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. He was inducted to the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994 and now serves as an honorary advisor to the Hawks and the club leader of the Meikyikai, or the Japanese Golden Players Club.

On Feb. 5, 2009, President Ma Ying-jeou conferred the Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon to Oh in recognition of his contributions to the sport of baseball and to promoting friendship between Taiwanese and Japanese people.