Eiji Sawamura

Eiji Sawamura

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Eiji Sawamura (February 1, 1917 - December 2, 1944, born in Ujiyamada (Present: Ise), Mie prefecture, Japan) was a Japanese professional baseball player. A right-handed pitcher, he played in Japan for the Yomiuri Giants.On November 20, 1934, the 17-year-old Sawamura faced a team of visiting all-star players from Major League Baseball, including Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, and Charlie Gehringer. Entering the game in the fourth inning, the high school pitcher struck out nine batters and held the Americans to a single run over five innings pitched; a home run by Gehrig in the seventh saddled Sawamura with the loss. However, he did manage to strike out Gehringer, Ruth, Gehrig, and Foxx in succession. Connie Mack, who was managing the American team, was so impressed by Sawamura's performance that he tried to sign him to a Major League contract; Sawamura refused to go, citing a reluctance to leave home.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135769057
  • 9786135769050