Must-click link: the politics of the Japanese home run record

Must-click link: the politics of the Japanese home run record
September 7, 2013, 11:32 am
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We’ve talked a lot lately about Wladimir Balentien’s assault on the Japanese home run record. And in the course of that talk we’ve made passing mention of how previous challenges to the record — held by the great Sadaharu Oh — have been met with hostility and many, many intentional walks. Today the Japan Times…