Tetsuharu Kawakami(川上 哲治,Kawakami Tetsuharu?, March 23, 1920 – October 28, 2013) was a Japanese baseball player and manager, nicknamed 打撃の神様 (dageki no kamisama,,"the God of Batting/Hitting"?).
Born in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto, he played for the Yomiuri Giants between 1938 and 1958. In 1951, he struck out 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 manager of the Giants from 1961–1974, he was known for his ruthless, tough-love style, but he led the Yomiuri Giants to nine consecutive championships.