Posts Tagged ‘ baseball ’

Babe Ruth’s First Home Run in Japan – 1934

May 26th, 2009 | By | Category: History & Culture, Museums

In 1934 Babe Ruth visited Japan as part of a goodwill team that played against an All-Japan team made up primarily of Tokyo Six University League Team players.  The American team was managed by Connie Mack and the roster of players included baseball legends Lefty Grove, Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, and Jimmie Foxx.  The American […]

Shrine to Bobby Valentine

Feb 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Spring training is well underway in Japan and the Chiba Lotte Marines are down in Okinawa preparing for the 2009 baseball season with Bobby Valentine at the helm.  The team has said that this year’s campaign will be Bobby’s last year with the team, much to the disappointment of many fans who adore the man […]

Bring on Baseball – Spring Training Starts Early in Japan

Jan 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Events

Spring training for Major League Baseball starts in fourteen days and that makes it only two short weeks before before pitchers and catchers reports to various spring training sites in Arizona and Florida in the United States.   Position players follow somewhere from ten days to two weeks later.  But, in Japan the teams assemble in […]

How much do you know about Japan?

Nov 21st, 2008 | By | Category: History & Culture

Take this quiz to test your knowledge of Japan’s geography, sports and pop culture: 1.  Which prefecture is home to a town with the same names as U.S. president elect Barack Obama? 2.  Name the largest lake in Japan and the prefecture where it is located. 3.  What is the national bird of Japan? Is […]