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The Pioneers of
Japanese American Baseball

Paperback & pdf, LLC




This illustrated history introduces readers to the fascinating heroes of early Japanese American baseball from the visiting students of the 1870s to the barnstorming professional teams of the early 20th century. The 70 full-color glossy pages contain nearly a hundred vintage photographs and present the teams and players that helped make baseball an integral part of Japanese American culture.

Chapters focus on the little-known stories of Japanese immigrant baseball. Did you know that the first Japanese team played in Washington D.C.?  Or that the first Japanese professional game took place in a small town in Kansas? Learn about the first Japanese college players and the first clubs from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Tacoma, Portland, Vancouver, Sacramento, and Spokane.


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Paperback Version


A beautiful 8 1/2 by 11 inch landscape book of 70 full color pages

with over 100 images



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Pdf Version

The Pioneers of Japanese American Baseball is best viewed on a color-capable device - including desk-top computers, iPads, Kindle Fire, and even smartphones.

The file is in fixed-format of 50-60 MB, and is downloadable as a pdf 

pdf $6.99

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