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https://images.ucpress.edu/covers/80/13658.80.jpg Baseball has been Japan’s most popular sport for over a century. The Sportsworld of the Hanshin Tigers analyzes Japanese baseball ethnographically by focusing on a single professional team, the Hanshin Tigers. For over fifty years, the Tigers have been the one of the country’s most watched and talked-about professional baseball teams, second only to their powerful rivals, the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants. Despite a largely losing record, perennial frustration, and infighting among players, the Tigers remain overwhelming sentimental favorites in many parts of the country. 
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Source: UC Press: Asia Studies | The Sportsworld of the Hanshin Tigers: Professional Baseball in Modern Japan by William W. Kelly



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