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Sadaharu Oh
(Japanese Athlete)

Nationality:
Japanese

Quote count:
119

Times favorited:
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Sadaharu Oh or officially Wang Chenchih , is a former baseball player and manager of the Yomiuri Giants in Nippon Professional Baseball and is the current manager of the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks. He holds the world record for home runs on a professional level, having hit 868 in his career.

Oh is the son of a Chinese father and a Japanese mother and was born in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. He had Japanese citizenship when he was born because Taiwan, his father's home, was part of Japan. But after the end of World War II, all Taiwanese lost Japanese citizenship because they were no longer part of Japan, so his family lost their citizenship, becoming Chinese(Taiwan.Until January of 1985 the children of a Japanese father inherited Japanese citizenship, but if the father was not Japanese, the child was not Japanese. This changed January 1, 1985. World War II.This was a big problem for Oh as a youth. He speaks Japanese and has lived in Japan all his life. He and his three daughters hold Republic of China passports.



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