Editorial: Awards for 2 Baseball Legends a Cause for Celebration

The Daily Yomiuri (Toyko, Japan), April 2, 2013 | Go to article overview

Editorial: Awards for 2 Baseball Legends a Cause for Celebration


"Mr. Pro Baseball" and "Godzilla" will simultaneously be given an award. This is glad tidings for spring, the start of the professional baseball season.

The government decided Monday to grant the People's Honor Award to Shigeo Nagashima, the Yomiuri Giants' honorary lifetime manager, and Hideki Matsui, a former slugger for the Giants and New York Yankees.

Both players have made shining achievements and contributed greatly to the development of Japanese pro baseball. Both are widely loved in Japan. Everyone would surely agree they deserve this award for these reasons.

We congratulate both men on being selected for this prestigious accolade.

Sadaharu Oh and Sachio Kinugasa are the only other pro baseball players who have won this award. The names of Oh and Nagashima--Yomiuri teammates whose feats formed the cornerstone of pro Japanese baseball--will now sit alongside each other in the records of the award.

'Mr. Baseball' the mentor...

Nagashima has of course made a remarkable contribution to the development of pro baseball as a national sport. Nagashima spell-bound fans with a number of memorable performances, including a game-ending home run in 1959 at the first game attended by the Emperor.

Many children began playing baseball after being inspired by Nagashima and his uniform with the number "3" on the back.

Nagashima's constant cheerfulness also greatly contributed to his tremendous popularity.

During his retirement ceremony following his final game in 1974, Nagashima told the crowd, "My Giants are eternally indestructible." Old-time baseball fans still speak of this moment.

During his managerial career at the Giants from 1974 to 1980 and from 1992 until 2001, his team won the Central League pennant five times and the Japan Series twice. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • A full archive of books and articles related to this one
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Editorial: Awards for 2 Baseball Legends a Cause for Celebration
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

    Already a member? Log in now.