Akihito Kondo (近藤 昭仁 Kondo Akihito, 1 April 1938 – 27 March 2019) was a Japanese Nippon Professional Baseball pitcher. He played for the Taiyō Whales from 1960 to 1973. Kondo was named the Japan Series Most Valuable Player in 1960. He later managed the Yokohama BayStars from 1993 to 1995 and the Chiba Lotte Marines in 1997 and 1998. He died on 27 March 2019, five days before his 81st birthday.
Kondo in 1961
|Born: 1 April 1938|
Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan
|Died: 27 March 2019(aged 80)|
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