League Chief Executive Adviser: Kenichi Yazawa (Hall of Fame, Japanese Baseball Big League)
Kenichi Yazawa starred for the Chunichi Dragons during a 17-season playing career, making nine All-Star teams. He won the Tokyo Big Six University League batting title in the spring of 1967. Chunichi drafted him in the first round in October 1969. In 1970, he hit .251/.311/.396, led the Central League with six triples and won the Rookie of the Year award. He made his first All-Star team. Overall, Yazawa produced at a .302/.368/.481 in 1,931 Japan Big League games, with 348 doubles, 2,062 hits, 273 home runs, 969 RBI and 682 walks. Throughout 2010, he was 29th in Japanese history in hits and 20th in average. Yazawa later was a baseball commentator on Fuji TV, a coach for a Japan Big League organization, the Seibu Lions (1994-1995) and a club team league manager.
1st League Meeting