Katsuo Osugi

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Katsuo Osugi
First baseman
Born: (1945-03-05)March 5, 1945
Katsuta, Okayama, Japan
Died: April 30, 1992(1992-04-30) (aged 47)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
1965, for the Toei Flyers
Last appearance
1983, for the Yakult Swallows
Career statistics
Batting average.287
Home runs486
Runs batted in1,507
As player

As coach

Career highlights and awards
Member of the Japanese
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Katsuo Osugi (大杉 勝男, Ōsugi Katsuo, March 5, 1945 – April 30, 1992) was a Japanese professional baseball first baseman in Nippon Professional Baseball. He played for the Toei Flyers / Nittaku Home Flyers / Nippon Ham Fighters from 1965 to 1974 and the Yakult Swallows from 1975 to 1983.[1] He was the Japan Series MVP in 1978 and was inducted into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997.[2] Osugi's 486 career home runs places him ninth on the all-time NPB list.