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Author Fitts, Robert K., 1965-

Title Wally Yonamine : the man who changed Japanese baseball / Robert K. Fitts ; foreword by Daniel K. Inouye
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xv, 339 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents "Just a country boy from Olowalu, Maui" -- Football star -- The San Francisco 49ers -- Lucky breaks -- Of Seals and Bees -- A winter of uncertainty -- Debut -- The Jackie Robinson of Japan -- Settling in -- Lessons from Santa Maria -- Gaijin Dageki Oh--foreign batting champion -- World travelers -- Hard labor -- Lucky seven -- Young Giants -- End of an era -- Coach -- Yonamine Kantoku -- Sometimes nice guys do finish first -- Suketto -- Hall of fame
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-332) and index
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Subject Yonamine, Wally K., 1925-2011.
SUBJECT Yonamine, Wally K., 1925-2011 fast
Subject Baseball players -- Japan -- Biography
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography
Baseball -- Japan
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Baseball -- History.
Baseball players
United States
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780803217829