Episode #68: July 13, 2020
This week’s guest is Rob Fitts, the author of Issei Baseball: The Story of the First Japanese American Ballplayers and founder of SABR’s Asian Baseball Research Committee. His other baseball books include Mashi: The Unfulfilled Baseball Dreams of Masanori Murakami, the First Japanese Major Leaguer; Banzai Babe Ruth, which won the 2013 SABR Seymour Medal; Wally Yonamine: The Man Who Changed Japanese Baseball; and Remembering Japanese Baseball: An Oral History of the Game. Fitts is a former archaeologist with a Ph.D. from Brown University who left academics behind to follow his passion for Japanese baseball.
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