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Japan Baseball Weekly Podcast – 2-25 …

Japan Baseball Weekly Podcast – 2-25 …

Vol. 3.04, John E. Gibson and Jim Allen discuss an interview with former Nippon Ham manager Trey Hillman [now Dodgers bench coach], talk about the WBC and a trio of Japanese rookies in the big leagues.

Answer to Dave’s question [courtesy Michael Westbay]:

Harrison McGaillard (aka "Bucky" Harris)
Yoshio Tanaka
Mitsuru Watanabe
Sal Recca
Ron Bottler
Nicholas Testa
Giants: Jun Hirota [I think that’s how you read the kanji]
Mainichi: Charley Lewis

Charlie Hood
HIroshima: Adrian Garrett - 12 Games
Lotte: Mike Diaz - 21 Games
ORX: Francisco Cabrera - 1 Game
CHU: Dingo (David Nilsson) - 1 Game

Toshio Miyamoto
Don Bussan
Masami Kamiya

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Re: Japan Baseball Weekly Podcast – 2-25 …
[ Author: westbaystars | Posted: Feb 25, 2013 9:15 AM | YBS Fan ]

Hey, Dave,

I give a little bit more information about the above catchers in my two part "Foreign Catcher" series here:

Part I
Part II

If you read Japanese (and are in Japan), my column in the upcoming "Baseball Magazine" (on sale March 19, 2013) looks a little more at the circumstances behind Bucky Harris' career, quickly mentions all the other guys, and asks if the "communication barrier" is real.
Re: Japan Baseball Weekly Podcast – 2-25 …
[ Author: Rocksfan | Posted: Feb 28, 2013 10:00 PM | CHU Fan ]


Thanks so much for the research. I've been wondering about this for a while.

I feel kind of stupid for asking the question after you'd just put out the information - I've been meaning to follow your podcasts but I just hadn't gotten around to it.

Thanks again,

Re: Japan Baseball Weekly Podcast – 2-25 …
[ Author: westbaystars | Posted: Feb 28, 2013 10:12 PM | YBS Fan ]

Thanks, Dave.

I know that video is harder to follow than audio, so it's understandable. It's the future, not the present.

Hope you enjoy.

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