Sayonara Home Run

Sayonara Home Run

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Interest in Japanese baseball has skyrocketed in recent years, fueled by the arrival of exciting young Japanese players such as Ichiro Suzuki (Mariners), Keiichi Yabu (A's), Hideki"Godzilla" Matsui (Yankees), and Kazuo Matsui (Mets). Taking a fresh subject and approach to the baseball book, "Sayonara Home Run!" is a colorful and fascinating introduction to Japanese baseball through the lens of the country's playfully beautiful baseball cards. "Sayonara Home Run!" presents a fascinating parallel chronicle of America's - or shall we say, Japan's - national pastime. The game was introduced to Japan shortly after it took hold in the U.S. and for more than 130 years, it has been a point of intense national pride in Japan. Its history has many great stars and shares intriguing cross cultural moments with the American game, including: Eiji Sawamura, a pitcher so talented that at 17 years old, he once struck out Charlie Gehringer, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Jimmie Fox in succession during an international all-star more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 162.6 x 246.4 x 27.9mm | 680.4g
  • California, United States
  • English
  • 0811849457
  • 9780811849456
  • 2,062,979

About John Gall

John Gall is the art director for Vintage/Anchor Books. His award-winning designs for Alfred A. Knopf, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Grove Press, and Nonesuch Records havebeen recognized by the AIGA, Art Directors Club, Print, Graphis, and ID Magazineshow more
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