Yasumitsu Toyoda (豊田 泰光, Toyoda Yasumitsu, February 12, 1935 – August 14, 2016) was a Japanese professional baseball player and coach, who played as a shortstop. He played and coached for the Nishitetsu Lions and the Swallows franchise of Nippon Professional Baseball. In 1972, he coached the Kintetsu Buffaloes.
Toyoda in the August 1956 issue of The Yakyukai
|Born: February 12, 1935|
|Died: August 14, 2016 (aged 81)|
|March 21, 1953, for the Nishitetsu Lions|
|1969, for the Sankei Atoms|
|Runs batted in||888|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Member of the Japanese|
|Baseball Hall of Fame|
|Election Method||Special election|
Toyoda was known as a good hitter, and especially renowned for his postseason performances. He led the Pacific League in batting average in 1956, spoiling a Triple Crown attempt by teammate Futoshi Nakanishi. He batted a career .362 in the Japan Series. He died in Kawasaki at the age of 81 on August 14, 2016.
- McNeil, William F. (2000). Baseball's Other All-Stars. McFarland. p. 129.
- "Ex-Pro Baseball Player Yasumitsu Toyoda Dies at 81". jiji.com. Retrieved 2016-08-15.
- "Japanese baseball Hall of Famer Toyoda dies". japantimes.co.jp. Retrieved 2016-08-15.
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