Rob Fitts and Yuriko Romer to Discuss Baseball in Japan at EngageAsia Event

Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage, and Assassination During the 1934 Tour of Japan Wednesday, February 24 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. EST Online Webinar Suggested Donation: $10 EngageAsia hosts a special webinar with Banzai Babe Ruth author Robert K. Fitts and filmmaker Yuriko Gamo Romer. Get ready for an engaging discussion of the book and the 1934 baseball tour of Japan that included Babe … Continue reading Rob Fitts and Yuriko Romer to Discuss Baseball in Japan at EngageAsia Event

ESPN to Broadcast Documentary about Koshien, Japan’s High School Baseball Tournament

Koshien: Japan’s Field of Dreams Monday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m. ESPN Baseball is life for the die-hard competitors in Koshien, Japan’s national high school baseball championship, whose alumni include current MLB stars Masahiro Tanaka and Shohei Ohtani and World Series champions Hideki Matsui and Daisuke Matsuzaka. As popular as MLB’s World Series, the stakes are beyond high in this single-elimination tournament. For Coach Mizutani, … Continue reading ESPN to Broadcast Documentary about Koshien, Japan’s High School Baseball Tournament

New York-Based Baseball Author Rob Fitts to Speak at JapanBall Zoom Call

JapanBall’s “Chatter Up!” Zoom Call Thursday, June 25 at 8:05 p.m. Live via Zoom Admission: Free New York-based author Rob Fitts will discuss his book Remembering Japanese Baseball: An Oral History of the Game at the next JapanBall “Chatter Up!” Zoom call. The winner of the 2005 Society of American Baseball Research and The Sporting News Award for Best Baseball Research, Remembering Japanese Baseball is … Continue reading New York-Based Baseball Author Rob Fitts to Speak at JapanBall Zoom Call

“Koshien: Japan’s Field of Dreams” Documents Japanese Baseball Phenomenon

Koshien: Japan’s Field of Dreams Tuesday, November 12 at 9:30 p.m. Cinépolis Chelsea – 260 W. 23rd Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues) Admission: $19/$17 seniors and children Baseball is life for the die-hard competitors in Koshien, Japan’s national high school baseball championship, whose alumni include current MLB star Shohei Ohtani and former Yankee Hideki Matsui. As popular as America’s World Series, the stakes are … Continue reading “Koshien: Japan’s Field of Dreams” Documents Japanese Baseball Phenomenon
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Hideo Nomo the Subject of ESPN’s 30 for 30 Podcasts Event

30 for 30 Podcasts: “Hideo Nomo’s Legacy: Baseball in Japan and America” Monday, December 3 from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The Nippon Club – 145 West 57th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues) Admission: $5 In the wake of its riveting audio documentary on Hideo Nomo’s trailblazing journey from NPB to MLB, ESPN’s 30 for 30 Podcasts is pleased to present a live discussion … Continue reading Hideo Nomo the Subject of ESPN’s 30 for 30 Podcasts Event