Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage, & Assassination during the 1934 Tour of Japan

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Index
Abe, Iso, 168
Ainu, 124
Akimoto, Motoo, 199–200
All American tour of Japan: arrival in Japan, xiii-xv, 88–96; departure from Japan, 212–13; and entertainment stipend controversy, 195, 200, 201–2; and establishment of Japanese pro ball, 27, 223–24; finances of, 27; food, 96, 102, 113, 207; as goodwill ambassadors, 120, 150–51, 202, 227–28, 229–30; home run contests during, 157, 189; hostility toward, 146; and player conduct, 53, 252; popular enthusiasm for, 91, 93, 94, 99, 103, 106, 107–8, 142–43, 212; posttour evaluations, 225–31; recruitment of players for, 24–30; sightseeing by, 71, 98–99, 131, 132, 133–34, 1–47–48, 185, 214; Suzuki U.S. trip for, 31–38; U.S.-Canada barnstorming by, 51–53; U.S. media coverage of, 97, 119, 227, 228–29; voyages to and from, 53–54, 65–71, 78, 79–80. See also baseball games (All American tour)
All American tour of Japan stops: Hakodate, 122–29; Honolulu, 70–71, 74–77; Kokura, 190–92; Kyoto, 195, 200–202; Manila, 218–22; Nagoya, 184–87; Omiya, 207; Osaka, 187–92; Sendai, 129–30; Shanghai, 214, 21617; Shizuoka, 172–81; Tokyo, xii-xv, 90–93, 95–96, 99, 104–5, 109–12, 115–19, 131–36, 142–47, 157–58; Toyama, 149–50; Yokohama, 88–90, 158–60
All Nippon team roster, 100–102, 107, 114–15, 275–76
America-Japan Society, 150, 151, 152
The American Ventures in East Asia (Matsumoto), 246
Amos, Billy, 143–44, 145
anti-Japanese prejudice, 28–29, 40–41, 226, 229
anti-Semitism, 44
Aoshiba, Kenichi, 211, 224, 276; in tour ballgames, 128, 189, 201, 210; during war, 264
Arai, Gyoji, 13
Araki, Sadao, 58, 137, 155, 261
Asahi Shimbun, 141, 177, 269
Asahi Sports, xiii
Asakura, Hisashi, 209, 276
Asano, Naganori, 132–33
assassination: attempt on Hirohito, 4; attempt on Shigenobu Okuma, 100, 138; attempt on Shoriki, 141, 236–37, 238–39; of Osachi Hamaguchi, 81; of Queen Min of Korea, 138
Atsuta, Sukeyasu, 137, 140, 235, 236
Averill, Earl, xiv, 30, 75, 126–27, 157, 212; aboard Empress, 66, 68; alcohol drinking by, 184, 209, 210, 212; in tour ballgames, 111, 116, 118, 128, 147, 150, 159, 175, 186, 191, 207, 209, 210, 212, 220; tour statistics, 210, 275
Axelson, G. W., 226

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations viii
  • Recurring Japanese Characters ix
  • Prologue xiii
  • Part 1 - "When I Say I’Ll Do Something, I Bet My Life on It." 1
  • 1 3
  • 2 12
  • 3 22
  • 4 31
  • 5 34
  • 6 39
  • 7 43
  • 8 55
  • 9 65
  • Part 2 - "Babe Ruth… Is a Great Deal More Effective Ambassador Than I Could Ever Be." 83
  • 10 85
  • 11 88
  • 12 98
  • 13 104
  • 14 113
  • 15 120
  • 16 131
  • 17 137
  • 18 142
  • Part 3 - "The Japanese Are Equal to the Americans in Strength of Spirit." 179
  • 19 181
  • 20 183
  • 21 196
  • 22 198
  • 23 208
  • 24 210
  • Part 4 - "There Will Be No War between the United States and Japan." 219
  • 25 221
  • 26 229
  • 27 234
  • 28 240
  • 29 249
  • Part 5 - "To Hell with Babe Ruth!" 259
  • 30 261
  • 31 266
  • 32 271
  • 33 281
  • 34 284
  • 35 293
  • Appendix 1- The All American Touring Party 299
  • Appendix 2- Tour Batting and Pitching Statistics 301
  • Appendix 3- Tour Game Line Scores 303
  • Acknowledgments 307
  • Notes 311
  • Bibliography 325
  • Index 335
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