Fourth most prolific home run slugger in
Japan with 536 career round trippers, Yamamoto led the Hiroshima
Carp to five Central League titles and three Japan Series championships
between 1969 and 1976. A gifted fielder who won 10 consecutive Gold
Glove awards, he hit .290 over his career while slamming 40+ homers
five consecutive years and knocking in 100+ runs six times.