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Japanese Baseball in the 1940's?

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Japanese Baseball in the 1940's?
I'm an author researching a book. I'm seeking all the information [books, articles, sites] that deal specifically with baseball in Japan [and Japanese baseball players as well] during the war years. I would appreciate any and all suggestions. Thank you in advance for your help.
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Re: Japanese Baseball in the 1940's?
[ Author: westbaystars | Posted: Feb 13, 2012 11:06 AM | YBS Fan ]

One very good review of a movie with that setting was made by Deanna Rubin a couple of years ago. Please see Movie Review: Last Game - Saigo no Soukeisen.

Otherwise, please see Rob Fitts Baseball History for contact information to Fitts-san. He's a historian and has written a couple of books before and after that time period. If anyone knew where to find such background information, he's the one.

I hope this helps, and to see you come back and share your research with us when you're done.
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