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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 (RBI) (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 688,503 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Sadaharu Oh is the 5th most popular baseball player, the 517th most popular biography from Japan (up from 601st in 2019) and the most popular Japanese Baseball Player.

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  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.96

    Effective Languages (L*)

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Among baseball players, Sadaharu Oh ranks 5 out of 74Before him are Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, and Lou Gehrig. After him are Hank Aaron, Cy Young, Ted Williams, Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle, Roberto Clemente, and Yogi Berra.

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Among people born in 1940, Sadaharu Oh ranks 140Before him are Michael Parks, Taihō Kōki, Prince Sixtus Henry of Bourbon-Parma, James L. Brooks, Christoph Eschenbach, and Anna Chromý. After him are Antonio Skármeta, Jeffrey Archer, Richard Pryor, Ira von Fürstenberg, Peter Diamond, and Barbara Valentin.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Sadaharu Oh ranks 517 out of 6,048Before him are Seiichi Itō (1890), Ashikaga Yoshimasa (1435), Kunitaka Sueoka (1917), Yoshihiko Noda (1957), Toshio Hirabayashi (null), and Kondō Isami (1834). After him are Taro Kagawa (1922), Akiko Wakabayashi (1941), Hajime Sugiyama (1880), Masaharu Homma (1888), Chōsokabe Motochika (1539), and Takahashi Korekiyo (1854).


Among baseball players born in Japan, Sadaharu Oh ranks 1After him are Ichiro Suzuki (1973), Daisuke Matsuzaka (1980), Shohei Ohtani (1994), Koji Uehara (1975), and Yu Darvish (1986).