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Meaning of Ichiro: The New Wave From Japan and the Transformation of Our National Pastime
Ichiro, Nomo, Sasaki, Hasegawa, Hideki Matsui -- o

Our Price: $26.00
By Robert Whiting (au)
Year: 2004
Pages: 318
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 0-446-53192-8

Product Code: 1422356329

Ichiro, Nomo, Sasaki, Hasegawa, Hideki Matsui -- one by one they have come to America & made their mark -- not as novelty items but as incredibly gifted ballplayers whose skills & styles have defied critics & earned the admiration of millions of fans. From the cultural concept of “wa” (“group harmony”) to the training regimens practiced by the Japanese players, Whiting shows why more & more players from Japan will be coming to America -- & how they are changing the way our game is played. Chronicles the personal trials & triumphs of Ichiro Suzuki & other Japanese stars. Examines the misconceptions many Americans have had about Japanese players & looks at current young players destined for stardom.

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