Fitts, Robert K

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Issei Baseball: The Story of the First Japanese American Ballplayers

A detailed look at an important subject which provides a snapshot of the Issei experience, how integral baseball was in American culture, and how the sport served as a crucible for new immigrants.

Mashi: The Unfulfilled Baseball Dreams of Masanori Murakami, the First Japanese Major Leaguer

A thoughtful baseball biography of interest to fans of the game, especially considering the increasing number of Japanese players at all levels.
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Banzai Babe Ruth

Baseball historian Fitts shares the story of a team of American all-star baseball players' 1934 goodwill tour of Japan, intended to improve trans-Pacific relations and promote cultural understanding...
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