Hiroshi Arakawa, Japanese baseball player,batting coach and manager, Died at 86


Hiroshi Arakawa was born on August 6, 1930, and died on December 4, 2016.

He was a Japanese professional baseball player.

From the year 1953 to 1961, Arakawa played in the Pacific League as an outfielder for the Mainichi Orions (later renamed the Daimai Orions), batting .251 with 503 hits, 16 home runs and 172 RBIs.

Following his retirement as a player, he was a batting coach for the Yomiuri Giants and, later, a manager of the Yakult Swallows in the early 1970s.

He died after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Hiroshi Arakawa passed away at 86 years old.