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Kenny Myers' Influence on NPB

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Kenny Myers' Influence on NPB
Guest Darrell Darrow writes in:

In the 1960's the Japanese world of baseball was visited by two members of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Kenny Myers, and Tom LaSorda. As the story goes, the Japanese asked permission to have Kenny Myers spend an extended period of time teaching the Japanese the Dodger way of playing professional baseball.

Kenny Myers was one of baseball's all time teachers of baseball. Kenny died at the very young age of 51. He had a scouting and teaching impact on baseball that is legendary. Numerous baseball people in Southern California have been heard to say Kenny Myers was thirty years ahead of baseball.

I spoke to Kenny's daughter yesterday and she has the stories and history of her father's time in Japan. If you are interested in any of this Japanese baseball history, it is available.

Thank you,
Darrell Darrow.

[Originally posted as a reply to an unrelated thread.]
Re: Kenny Myers' Influence on NPB
[ Author: Guest: Charlie Elwis | Posted: May 5, 2010 9:19 AM ]

[Reviving old thread]

I'd love to hear anything more about Kenny Myers. He was one of a kind and it was a great loss to baseball that he died so young.

This is a site about Pro Yakyu (Japanese Baseball), not about who the next player to go over to MLB is. It's a community of Pro Yakyu fans who have come together to share their knowledge and opinions with the world. It's a place to follow teams and individuals playing baseball in Japan (and Asia), and to learn about Japanese (and Asian) culture through baseball.

It is my sincere hope that once you learn a bit about what we're about here that you will join the community of contributors.

Michael Westbay
(aka westbaystars)

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