Play Ball! East Meets West

Made by Michael Katayama


Baseball has been an All-American past time that has turned International. This chart uses the data from the 42 baseball players from Japan that have played in the Major Leagues through the 2009 season. The first player, Masanori Murakami played in 1964-65. It would be 30 years before Hideo Nomo would make his debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers