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Oh at news conference at Tokyo Grand Hotel announces and of career as active player; announcer; vox pops done with various fans, all of whom regret Oh's retirement; intvu with famous comic-book writer who says he supposes Oh wanted to get out while he was still at the top as a matter of pride; announcer; file film as follows; 1958 (B/W) Oh starts career with Giants, 1959 (B/W) Oh hits first homerun, 1962 Oh develops his famous and unorthodox one-legged stance; 1977 hits record-breaking 756th homerun, same year congratulated by US champion hitter Hank Aaron, training and playing this year.
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For Scriptwriter: a couple of points to bring out. First, Oh way very much respected not only as a very successful sportsman but also as a very gentlemanly player, a fine model for young people. He made huge sums of money, not only from the game, but also as a commercial sponsor, etc., but never allowed the money to become more important than the sport. He is Taiwanese born, and still carries a China Republic passport. His father was a very simple man, the owner of a small noodle-shop. Oh's career is a perfect example not only of rags to riches, but also of poor boy achieves success without letting it spoil him. Oh's modesty and simplicity are legendary, and though technically a foreigner, he is by a long way Japan's greatest sports hero.
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