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You gotta have wa

by Whiting, Robert.

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Published by Vintage Departures in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Baseball -- Japan,
  • Baseball players -- Japan,
  • Baseball players -- United States,
  • Japan -- Social life and customs -- 1945-

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-372).

    StatementRobert Whiting ; [with a new introduction and afterword].
    SeriesVintage departures
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV863.77.A1 W47 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiv, 372 p. :
    Number of Pages372
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23236047M
    ISBN 109780307455970
    LC Control Number2009294904
    OCLC/WorldCa316216370

    Robert Whiting's book You Gotta Have Wa is recognized as the foremost book on Nippon Pro Baseball written in English. Coming out in , it arrived at a time when American interest in Japanese baseball was rising and helped spur this trend some of the material is now dated, it remains an excellent reference. Whiting's main focus was on the difference in cultures between Japanese. Eye-popping report on Japanese baseball by a journalist based in Japan. In Whiting's The Chrysanthemum and the Bat () he provided a hilarious look at the history and customs of Japanese besoboru; here, he zooms in on American major-leaguers who play for big bucks in the land of the rising sun. Most of these—the likes of Bob Homer, Davey Johnson, or Reggie Smith&#;are second .

    (If you'd like to see a book added to this list, please message the moderators) The rise of Japanese baseball power, by Robert Obojski () The chrysanthemum and the bat: Baseball Samurai Style, by Robert Whiting () Sadaharu Oh!: A Zen Way of Baseball, by Sadaharu Oh () You Gotta Have Wa, by Robert Whiting (). So it is ironic that one of the best explanations of that Japanese approach to fighting a war comes in a book on the game of baseball, “You Gotta Have Wa (team harmony)” by Robert Whiting.

    You Gotta Have Wa (Book): Whiting, Robert: Injured players who "pitch through their pain". Fans who politely return foul balls. This witty and incisive book by the author of the acclaimed The Chrysanthemum and the Bat gives us an unprecedented look at Japanese baseball, as seen by baffled Americans from Babe Ruth to Willie Smith. Black-and-white photographs. 图书You Gotta Have Wa 介绍、书评、论坛及推荐. In this witty and incisive book, Robert Whiting gives us a close-up look at besuboru 's teams, obsessive ritualism, and history, as seen through the eyes of American players who found the Japanese approach—rigorous pre game practices, the tolerance for tie games, injured pitchers.


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