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Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame

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Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame
LocationTokyo Dome, Bunkyo Ward of Tokyo, Japan
Coordinates35°42′20″N 139°45′07″E / 35.705658°N 139.751914°E / 35.705658; 139.751914
TypeProfessional sports hall of fame
DirectorNorio Ichino

The Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (野球体育博物館, Yakyū Taiiku Hakubutsukan) is a museum which includes a library, reference rooms and Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame (野球殿堂, Yakyū Dendō).

It first opened in 1959 next door to Korakuen Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. In 1988, the museum moved to a new site within the Tokyo Dome.

The Hall of Fame and Museum was created as a means to contribute to the development of baseball in Japan through dedication of baseball greats—players, executives, and umpires—as Hall of Famers. In addition, the facility houses many memorable baseball materials including various kinds of baseball literature.

In order to be inducted, an individual must receive 75% of votes on the ballot, whether as a ballot for the player's division or the expert's division; a special committee is also allowed to elect individuals relating to the game such as composer Yuji Koseki (inducted in 2023), who created the famous "Rokko Oroshi" cheer song for the Hanshin Tigers.[1]

The museum

The museum depicts numerous artifacts and moments from Japanese baseball history, ranging from uniforms of each team that has played in the Central and Pacific Leagues, in addition to American baseball memorabilia, such as that of Ken Griffey Jr. and Babe Ruth. The uniform of Sadaharu Oh alongside the home run bats and balls in his career (most notably the bat for home run #800) are also on display.[2]

List of members

The Baseball Hall of Fame in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo

More inductees

See also


  1. ^ "Sluggers Alex Ramirez, Randy Bass to enter Japan's Baseball Hall of Fame".
  2. ^ "Japanese Baseball HOF has American ties | Sports Collectors Digest".
  3. ^ "SABR member Kazuo Sayama elected to Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame – Society for American Baseball Research".
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