Asian Baseball Committee Announces First Research Project

According to their latest newsletter, the Asian Baseball Research Committee (formed in 2003) has agreed that their first project will be a thorough study of the 1934 Major League All-Star tour of Asia. As this topic will have sources in both English and Japanese, it will allow members on both sides of the Pacific to participate.

According to their latest newsletter, the Asian Baseball Research Committee (formed in 2003) has agreed that their first project will be a thorough study of the 1934 Major League All-Star tour of Asia. As this topic will have sources in both English and Japanese, it will allow members on both sides of the Pacific to participate. Their end goal will be a publication.

The first stage of the project will include the follow tasks:

– to build a day-by-day timeline of the tour

– to collect box scores and descriptions of each game

– to collect photographs and
collect descriptions of the tour from published works

– to identify and photograph tour memorabilia

– to assign and produce short biographical sketches of every tour member and members of the host team, host officials, and other pertinent people.

Since these tasks will take some time to accomplish and they will need to involve a large number of SABR members, plans are underway to start recruiting participants for the project. Anyone interested in joining the project should contact Rob Fitts.



Originally published: January 8, 2004. Last Updated: January 8, 2004.

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