Sadaharu Oh

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Sadaharu Oh (Japanese: 王貞治, Ō Sadaharu; born May 20, 1940), also known as Wang Chen-chih (Chinese: 王貞治; pinyin: Wáng Zhēnzhì), is a Japanese-born Taiwanese former professional baseball player and manager who is currently the chairman of the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). Oh's playing career spanned across four decades, during which he only played with the Yomiuri Giants. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sadaharu Oh has received more than 863,370 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Sadaharu Oh is the 4th most popular baseball player (up from 5th in 2019), the 352nd most popular biography from Japan (up from 515th in 2019) and the most popular Japanese Baseball Player.

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Among baseball players, Sadaharu Oh ranks 4 out of 91Before him are Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and Jackie Robinson. After him are Lou Gehrig, Hank Aaron, Cy Young, Reggie Jackson, Alexander Cartwright, Ty Cobb, Ted Williams, and Ichiro Suzuki.

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Among people born in 1940, Sadaharu Oh ranks 109Before him are Arieh Warshel, Víctor Erice, Fabrizio De André, Lothar de Maizière, Vladimir Cosma, and Alan Kay. After him are Saul Kripke, Vicente Fernández, Masahiro Hamazaki, Régis Debray, Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, and Just Jaeckin.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Sadaharu Oh ranks 352 out of 6,245Before him are Emperor Go-Saga (1220), Kuroda Kiyotaka (1840), Hideo Sakai (1909), Emperor Go-Toba (1180), Toshio Suzuki (1948), and Takashi Kasahara (1918). After him are Kazuyoshi Nakamura (1955), Taira no Masakado (903), Ichirou Mizuki (1948), Hishikawa Moronobu (1618), Emperor Chūkyō (1218), and Emperor Rokujō (1164).


Among baseball players born in Japan, Sadaharu Oh ranks 1After him are Ichiro Suzuki (1973), Hideo Nomo (1968), Shohei Ohtani (1994), Hideki Matsui (1974), Yu Darvish (1986), Daisuke Matsuzaka (1980), Koji Uehara (1975), Yoshinobu Yamamoto (1998), and Kenta Maeda (1988).