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SADAHARU OH (bio)
He began his professional carrier in 1959 playing for the Tokyo Giants. In 1977 he broke Hank Aaron's home run record by hitting 756 home runs. In 1980 he retired as a player and eventually became manager for the Tokyo Giants. He completed his career with a record of 868 home runs. In 1983, he received the "Sultan of Swat" Award (known as the Babe Ruth Award). He was the first Japanese recipient. In 1988, he resigned as the Giant's manager. In 1995, Mr. Oh became the manager of the Fukuoka SoftBank (formerly "Daiei") Hawks. Oh also serves as the team's vice president and general manager.  He managed the Hawks to the Japanese championship in 1999. The Hawks also won the 2000 Pacific League Pennant, but lost the Japanese Series to the Yomiuri Giants. Currently, Oh is scheduled to be the skipper of the Japanese team in the upcoming World Baseball Classic in 2006.  In spite of these full-time responsibility, he remains busy with his involvement in WCBF and his dedication to spreading international goodwill through the spirit and sport of baseball.
   

HANK AARON (MLB site) (Atlanta Braves site)
He began his professional career in 1954 and shattered many records in baseball. In 1957 he was named the National League's Most Valuaable Player. He stll holds the record for most R.B.I.s (2,297), In Atlanta, Georgia on April 8, 1974, be broke Babe Ruth's home run record and retired from baseball with a total of 755 home runs. He is currently very busy with his work as Vice President of CNN and is active with the National Board of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Atlanta Board of the American Cancer Society, and continues to serve as the North America Honorary Chairperson of the World Children's Baseball Fair.
   

AKIKO AGISHI
After graduating from UCLA as a Fulbright scholar, Dr. Agishi established Creative Enterprise International, Inc. (CEI), a production company based in Hollywood and Tokyo which specialized in documentaries, commercials, and acts as a liaison between clients and celebrities in the fields of film, sports, music, and graphics arts. Her company has just celebrated its 35th anniversary. In 1989, along with Mr. Oh and Mr. Aaron, she was one of the founders of the World Children's Baseball Fair and since the first Summer Week Event in 1990 in Los Angeles, she has been a strong moving force in forming and shaping the WCBF organization.