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Summertime for Baseball

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Summertime for Baseball

by The Sunday Oklahoman (Jul 2, 1989)

Digitized by Jessica Suchman and Catherine Nissley

YOU GOTTA HAVE WA When Two Cultures Collide on the Baseball Diamond by Robert Whiting (Macmillan, $17.95) deals with the Japanese passion for "besoboru," and the incompatibility between Japanese and American players they have imported. Such teams as the Tokyo Giants, the Nippon Ham Fighters and the Hiroshima Carps, he says, care about "wa" – unity and team harmony, and find some of the traditions among American players impolite, to say the least.

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