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..

Tokyo Underworld

Pub Date : 2012-06-21 | Author : Robert Whiting | Publisher : Hachette UK

ISBN 10 : 9781780335179
ISBN 13 : 1780335172

In 1945, as part of the Occupation forces sent to postwar Japan Nick Zappetti, a native of Italian East Harlem, entered a world as strange as any he had ever know, In postwar Tokyo..

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 ..

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..

The Chrysanthemum And The Bat

Pub Date : 2014-03-30 | Author : Robert Whiting | Publisher : Manga University

ISBN 10 : 9784921205843
ISBN 13 : 4921205841

In this, the first book in acclaimed journalist Robert Whiting's trilogy on Japanese baseball — "The Chrysanthemum and the Bat" (1977), "You Gotta Have Wa" (1989) and "The Meanin..