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BASE Author Robert Fitts talks about Issei Baseball with Justin McGuire on Baseball by the Book

Episode 255: "Issei Baseball"0

May 12, 2020

In the early days of the 20th century, a group of young immigrants formed the first professional and semi-professional Japanese baseball teams on either side of the Pacific. But for more than a century, the story of these trailblazers had been lost to history. Robert K. Fitts joins us to explain how he unearthed the fascinating  tale of Harry Saisho, Ken Kitsuse, Tom Uyeda and others who made baseball an integral part of the Japanese-American experience. 

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