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Wally Yonamine: The Man Who Changed Japanese Baseball 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 1951 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 1957 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.

10 thoughts on “Wally Yonamine: The Man Who Changed Japanese Baseball

  1. says:

    Didn t finish, unfortunately I got caught up reading Space books, and time for this one to go back to the library Nevertheless, comfortable recommending it if you re into baseball and or Hawaiian men, it makes sense to try to track this down rather than waiting for Shane Victorino s biography.My favorite baseball books allow me to learn something new about a distant time or place, and the backdrop here the experience of Japanese Americans in California and Hawaii during and just after WWII is especially compelling Yonamine was also Ok...

  2. says:

    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...

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