Tetsuharu Kawakami(川上 哲治,Kawakami Tetsuharu?, March 23, 1920 – October 28, 2013) was a Japanese baseball player and manager.
Born in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto, he played for the Yomiuri Giants between 1938 tand 1958, being nicknamed 打撃の神様 (dageki no kamisama,,"the God of Batting/Hitting"?). In 1951, he whiffed only 6 times, which is the Japanese single-season tie record. He was a professional player for 18 years, winning the batting title five times, two home run crowns, three RBI titles, and had six titles for the most hits in a season. He was the first player in Japanese pro baseball to achieve 2,000 hits and was named the league's MVP three times. As a manager, he was known for his ruthless, tough-love style, but he led the Yomiuri Giants to nine consecutive championships.