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

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Oct 201224

Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

New York, New York
United States

As the United States and Japan edged closer to war, politicians in both countries hoped to bring the two countries closer together through a shared love of baseball. Baseball stars Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, together with future secret agent Moe Berg, traveled to Japan on a goodwill mission. Espionage, intrigue and attempted murder ensued. Robert K. Fitts, author of Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage & Assassination during the 1934 Tour of Japan, discusses the doomed 1934 All American baseball tour, nationalism and baseball's place in American and Japanese cultural history.

Moderated by William W. Kelly, Professor of Anthropology and Sumitomo Professor of Japanese Studies, Yale University

Followed by a book signing reception

Tickets: $12, $8 for Japan Society Members, seniors, and students

More information is available here:

Tickets may be purchased via the above link or by calling the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258



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