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“Mashi: The First Japanese Major Leaguer” Book Discussion | SF

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
San Francisco Main Public Library | 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Event Details

In 1964, Mashi Murakami was sent from Japan’s Pacific League to the San Francisco Giants Class A Fresno team to improve his skills. He was called up to join the Giants and impressed them so, that he was offered a contract. Murakami was thrilled but there was one problem: his Japanese team still owned his contract. The dispute over the contract would ignite an international incident that ultimately prevented other Japanese ball players from joining the majors for 40 years.

Rob Fitts discusses this in his new book Mashi: The Unfulfilled Baseball Dreams of Masanori Murakami, the First Japanese Major Leaguer. A book sale by Readers Books follows the event. Co-sponsored by SABR, Lefty O’Doul Chapter, Society for American Baseball Research.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: Literature
Address: 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102