Sadaharu Oh

baseball player
Hand print of Sadaharu Oh
In this Japanese name, the family name is Oh.

Sadaharu Oh (王貞治, Oh Sadaharu, born May 20, 1940), also known as Wang Chenchih (simplified Chinese: 王贞治; traditional Chinese: 王貞治,; pinyin: Wáng Zhēnzhì), is a Japanese-Taiwanese professional athlete. He is best known as a baseball player and manager.[1]

Early lifeEdit

Oh was born in Tokyo.[1] He is the son of a Taiwanese father and a Japanese mother. Although Oh has always lived in Japan, he has always been a citizen of the Republic of China (Taiwan). [2]


Oh played for the Yomiuri Giants.[3] In 1977, he set the world record for home runs.[1]

Oh retired from playing in 1980.[1]

From 1984 to 1988, he was the Giants' manager.[3]

He managed the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks from 1995 to 2008.[3]

In 2006, he was the manager of the Japanese national team in the World Baseball Classic.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ō Sadaharu" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 758.
  2. Wu, Debby. "Baseball great has roots in ROC," Taipei Times. November 16, 2003; retrieved 2012-7-17.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3, Sadaharu Oh; retrieved 2012-7-17.