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Sadaharu Oh hit 868 home runs during his baseball career in the Japanese major leagues. Famed for his flamingo-like batting stance, with his right leg tucked high in the air before the pitch, Sadaharu Oh led the Japan League in home runs for 15 different seasons during his career with the Yomiuri Giants (1959-80). His total made him the worldwide career home run leader, surpassing the totals of American home run kings Babe Ruth (714) and Hank Aaron (755), though America's major leagues are generally considered to be slightly superior in talent to Japan's. Oh went on to manage the Yomiuri Giants (1984-88) and Fukuoka Hawks (1995-) and remains a leading sports figure in Japan.