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Starffin Versus Major Leaguers

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Starffin Versus Major Leaguers
Does anybody know how Victor Starffin performed in the 1934 tour of major leaguers and/or how he did in 1935-36 when he came to the States? (I understand he had passport problems in 1935, but I gather they were ironed out the second time around).

I'm most interested in his performance against major leaguers, so if he had any IP in any of the post WW II player tours, I'm interested in them as well.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Jim Albright
Re: Starffin Versus Major Leaguers
[ Author: westbaystars | Posted: Aug 16, 2007 1:49 PM | YBS Fan ]

Albright-san, so good to see you doing another interesting research project.

The following information is from "The Tokyo Giants North American Tour of 1935" by Nagata Yoichi (a Tokyo SABR member), ISBN 978-4-86249-076-6.

There is a table in the back of all the games played during the 1935 tour, the opposition, score, who pitched, and more. I'm afraid that it isn't very detailed, but I hope that this information can perhaps lead to other more detailed accounts. Please forgive my spelling of the North American teams - I'm guessing from the Katakana.

I've place the spreadsheet here.

I hope you find this useful.

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