Listen to Rob Fitts interview on 1934 U.S. baseball tour of Japan

From “Only A Game” at WBUR on March 16, 2012, with SABR member Rob Fitts:

In 1934, a group of Major League Baseball players, Babe Ruth among them, went on a tour of Japan to serve as ambassadors for the United States and the game of baseball. Robert K. Fitts wrote a book about the tour. Banzai Babe Ruth includes a number of interesting anecdotes, including one that involves Lou Gehrig’s wife enjoying champagne and caviar in the Sultan of Swat’s suite during the boat trip across the Pacific, much to the chagrin of her husband.

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Originally published: March 27, 2012. Last Updated: March 27, 2012.