Built like Freddie
Patek but fielding like Ozzie
Smith, it's easy to see why Yoshio Yoshida was known as "Mr.
Shortstop" in Japan. He was also a troublesome leadoff hitter,
batting a career .267 average and striking out only 26 times a year.
Yoshida had excellent speed, twice leading the league in stolen
bases (1954 and 1956). He played 17 years from 1953 to 1969 and
was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 1992.