[12/8/2017] Ginjiro Sumitani named next JPBPA chairman

Seibu’s Ginjiro Sumitani was named the ninth chairman of the Japan Professional Baseball Players Association during a meeting at an Osaka hotel on December 7. Motohiro Shima stepped down after five years. Sumitani is the first player out of high school to make it to chairman. His term will be one year.

Source: JPBPA 12/7/2017, Nikkan Sports 12/7/2017, Daily Sports 12/7/2017


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