Tsunetaro Moriyama

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Tsunetaro Moriyama
Born: (1880-04-29)April 29, 1880
Tokyo, Japan
Died: February 12, 1912(1912-02-12) (aged 31)
Threw: Left
  • First Higher School
Member of the Japanese
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Inducted 1966

Tsunetaro Moriyama (守山 恒太郎 Moriyama Tsunetarō?, 27 April 1880 – 12 February 1912) was a Japanese baseball player.


Born in Tokyo, he was a southpaw pitcher for the First Higher School of Japan (Ikkō).[1] He was famous for his hard training which enabled Ikkō to defeat the Yokohama Country & Athletic Club (YC&AC), the strongest team in Japan baseball during the late 1800s, after first losing to them.[1][2] He later studied medicine at Tokyo Imperial University and became a military doctor, but died when he was infected by the infectious disease he was studying.[1]

He was inducted into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Moriyama Tsunetarō". Asahi Nihon Rekishi Jinbutsu Jiten (in Japanese). Asahi Shinbun. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Moriyama Tsunetaro". The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Retrieved 18 November 2013.