You Gotta Have Wa

Pub Date : 2009 | Author : Robert Whiting | Publisher : Vintage

ISBN 10 : 9780307455970
ISBN 13 : 0307455971

The definitive book on Japanese baseball provides a close-up look at our national pastime as seen through the eyes of American players who found the Japanese approach completely ba..

The Meaning Of Ichiro

Pub Date : 2009-09-26 | Author : Robert Whiting | Publisher : Hachette UK

ISBN 10 : 9780446565226
ISBN 13 : 0446565229

Matsui... Nomo... Sasaki... Ichiro... the so-called American "National Pastime" has developed a decidedly Japanese flair. Indeed, in this year's All-Star game, two of the starting ..

Taking In A Game

Pub Date : 2004-05-01 | Author : Joseph A. Reaves | Publisher : U of Nebraska Press

ISBN 10 : 0803290012
ISBN 13 : 9780803290013

In Taking in a Game, Joseph A. Reaves examines the development of baseball in Korea, the Philippines, Mainland China, and Taiwan, as well as the more widely known story of baseball..

Tokyo Underworld

Pub Date : 2000 | Author : Robert Whiting | Publisher : Vintage

ISBN 10 : 9780375724893
ISBN 13 : 0375724893

A provocative study of the role of Americans in the growth and development of the Tokyo underworld since the end of World War II examines the powerful alliances among crime bosses,..

Slugging It Out In Japan

Pub Date : 2014-05-02 | Author : Warren Cromartie | Publisher : Manga University

ISBN 10 : 9784921205850
ISBN 13 : 492120585X

At age 29, Warren Cromartie was a solid major league ballplayer who'd put in eight respectable years with the Montreal Expos. Moving to Japan was the last thing he had in mind when..

Mashi

Pub Date : 2015 | Author : Robert K. Fitts | Publisher : U of Nebraska Press

ISBN 10 : 9780803269811
ISBN 13 : 0803269811

In the spring of 1964, the Nankai Hawks of Japan’s Pacific League sent nineteen-year-old Masanori Murakami to the Class A Fresno Giants to improve his skills. To nearly everyoneâ..