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 former baseball player and manager in Japan. Oh holds the world lifetime home run record, having hit 868 home runs during his professional career. He established many NPB batting records, including runs batted in (RBIs) (2,170), slugging percentage (.634), bases on balls (2,390), and on-base plus slugging percentage (OPS) (1.080). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sadaharu Oh has received more than 582,976 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Sadaharu Oh is the 5th most popular baseball player, the 601st most popular biography from Japan (down from 524th in 2019) and the most popular Japanese Baseball Player.

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Among baseball players, Sadaharu Oh ranks 5 out of 70Before him are Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, and Lou Gehrig. After him are Hank Aaron, Cy Young, Ty Cobb, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Roberto Clemente, and Yogi Berra.

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Among people born in 1940, Sadaharu Oh ranks 147Before him are Peter Mutharika, John Lewis, Fouad Twal, Víctor Erice, Tony Sheridan, and Ruth Dreifuss. After him are Jack Nicklaus, Michael Parks, Luis Cubilla, Leonard Susskind, Nicola Di Bari, and Silvio Marzolini.

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Among people born in Japan, Sadaharu Oh ranks 601 out of 5,560Before him are Minamoto no Sanetomo (1192), Hirokazu Kore-eda (1962), Yoshihiro Togashi (1966), Kiyosi Itô (1915), Kisshomaru Ueshiba (1921), and Uesugi Kagekatsu (1556). After him are Fujiwara no Michinaga (966), Hakaru Hashimoto (1881), Yōsuke Matsuoka (1880), Emperor Ichijō (980), Ryū Murakami (1952), and Emperor Kameyama (1249).


Among baseball players born in Japan, Sadaharu Oh ranks 1After him are Ichiro Suzuki (1973), Daisuke Matsuzaka (1980), Yu Darvish (1986), and Koji Uehara (1975).