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The Pro Yakyu Report Vol. 1.13 - Banzai Babe Ruth

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The Pro Yakyu Report Vol. 1.13 - Banzai Babe Ruth
This week I give a review of the book "Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage, and Assassination During the 1934 Tour of Japan." Have a look for the full review.



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Pocket Calendar
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The regular season starts this Friday, March 29. The opening day match ups are:

Carp vs Giants (Tokyo Dome)
Tigers vs Swallows (Jingu Kyujyo)
BayStars vs Dragons (Nagoya Dome)
Fighters vs Lions (Seibu Dome in Saitama)
Buffaloes vs Marines (QVC Stadium - in Chiba)
Eagles vs Hawks (Yafu-Oku Dome - in Fukuoka)

The 85th Annual Invitational High School Baseball Tournament (also known as "Spring Koshien") began this past Friday, March 22nd and will run for 13 days (extended for rain outs, which there usually are). We've already had a few good games and some blow outs. The intensity of the Koshien tournament is always enjoyable.

Also, look for the Japan Baseball Weekly Podcast tomorrow, March 25th. Topics will include the WBC, a chat with Bert Byleven, and predictions for the upcoming season. Be sure to tune in.

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Resources
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"Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage, and Assassination during the 1934 Tour of Japan" by Robert K. Fitts
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_C._Perry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eiji_Sawamura
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moe_Berg
This Week in SABR Newsletter - March 22, 2013
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