The fact that such different cultures could share a similar love for a simple ballgame first sparked attention when American players began having second careers in Japan. Now that stars from Japan are joining stateside teams, the pertinence of what Fitts has done is clear. Through these narratives Fitts grants us unrivaled firsthand knowledge of Japanese baseball from old- and new-timers alike.”Jerry Klinkowitz, author of Owning a Piece of the Minors and Basepaths
About the Author
Robert K. Fitts has written on Japanese baseball for Tuff Stuff Magazine, Vintage and Classic Baseball Collector, and MLB.com; he has been featured on ESPN.com, Asahi.com, in Beckett’s Baseball Card Monthly, Sports Collector Digest, Shukan Baseball (Japan), Kansai Time Out (Japan), and in several television documentaries.