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Sept. 1, 2010
HARRY SHIRONKA PLAYED 85 YEARS; IN COOPERSTOWN
Harry Shironaka, who played baseball and softball for 85 years, died at age 98 in Eaton, Colorado in August.
In 1999, along with four other Japanese players, Harry had his image, lifelike and in 3D, and uniform put on display at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, for their stellar play in the 1930's.
From age 75 to 94, he was a member of the Kids and Kubs Softball Team in St. Petersburg, Florida. As Captain of the Kids, in 1998, he led his team to victory in which they won the World Championships in the 80 Division in Chicago.
Harry, who had traveled around the world, was born in San Francisco in 1912.