Yukio Nishimoto

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Yukio Nishimoto (西本 幸雄?, Nishimoto Yukio, 25 April 1920 in Wakayama City  – 25 November 2011, in Takarazuka, Hyōgo) was a Japanese baseball player and manager. He played for the Mainichi Orions from 1950 to 1955. As a manager he won eight Pacific League pennants. However his clubs would never go on to win the Japan Series, earning him the nickname "Great Tragic Leader". Nishimoto was inducted into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988. He died of heart failure on 25 November 2011 aged 91.[1]


  1. ^ Hall of Fame manager Nishimoto dies at 91 The Daily Yomiuri, 26 November 2011

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Preceded by
Tatsuro Hirooka
Matsutaro Shoriki Award
Succeeded by
Takeshi Koba