My only issue with the book is that the author spends too much time going into certain game by game stories that sometimes have little insight to offer They just elongate the narrative and put into five pages could have perfectly been told in one or two.Wally Yonamine was a very interesting character and his story is worthy being told Robert Fitts did a very good job bringing it to life Obviously this is a book for hardcore baseball fans If you like baseball and you have an interest in the development of the sport in areas beyond the US borders there is a lot you can soak in from this quick read. Wally Yonamine Was Both The First Japanese American To Play For An NFL Franchise And The First American To Play Professional Baseball In Japan After World War II This Is The Unlikely Story Of How A Shy Young Man From The Sugar Plantations Of Maui Overcame Prejudice To Integrate Two Professional Sports In Two Countries In The Tokyo Yomiuri Giants Chose Yonamine As The First American To Play In Japan During The Allied Occupation He Entered Japanese Baseball When Mistrust Of Americans Was High And Higher Still For Japanese Americans Whose Parents Had Left The Country A Generation Earlier Without Speaking The Language, He Helped Introduce A Hustling Style Of Base Running, Shaking Up The Game For Both Japanese Players And Fans Along The Way, Yonamine Endured Insults, Dodged Rocks Thrown By Fans, Initiated Riots, And Was Threatened By Yakuza The Japanese Mafia He Also Won Batting Titles, Was Named The MVP, Coached And Managed For Twenty Five Years, And Was Honored By The Emperor Of Japan Overcoming Bigotry And Hardship On And Off The Field, Yonamine Became A True National Hero And A Member Of Japan S Baseball Hall Of Fame
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- 368 pages
- Wally Yonamine: The Man Who Changed Japanese Baseball
- Robert K. Fitts
- 01 April 2018 Robert K. Fitts