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Oh is Out

September 24, 2008

Japanese and world home run king Sadaharu Oh will step down from his job as manager of The SoftBank Hawks.

He is a great example of a foreigner making it in a homogeneous society such as Japan. He is part Taiwanese and still holds his Taiwanese passport.

Although he is the home run king of the world and a successful manager for many years,

He has survived many years of Racism and acknowledgment only to become a better if not great person. I was talking with a Soft Bank Hawks Marketing person and I asked him, “Who will be the next Prime Minister?” and Jokingly I mentioned Oh’s name and his eyes lit up and he said “Yes! Yes! He’d be a great Prime Minister for the people. A very compassionate and hard working Man.”

I wish Oh San All the best in his retirement. You haven’t seen the last of him.

Read the Japan Times article below for more info.

Oh announces plan to step down as Hawks’ manager | The Japan Times Online.

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