The One about the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame Part 3

And here we are with the final part of Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame at Tokyo Dome. With the viewing rooms  in the next hall, once you past it, it’s when you get to see the actual members of the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame and their plaques all across the wall.  And the good news is that there is an English translation below each plaque. One of the things […]

The One about the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame Part 2

I wrote about the entry portions and the first two rooms of the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame at Tokyo Dome. In this part 2 post of the Japanese Ball Hall of Fame, the area focuses on the history of baseball with really awesome artifacts from baseball’s and Japanese baseball’s early years.  As well as sections honoring MLB’s Ichiro Suzuki. As the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame exhibit portion showcase […]

The One about the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame Part 1

Located at Tokyo Dome City, next to Tokyo Dome, is the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame. Opened back in 1959, 20-years later after the establishment of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame is no doubt a wonderful and must-see place for baseball fans. The museum opens at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 6:00 from March to September and at 5:00 […]

The One about Collecting Japanese Baseball Cards

For Japanese baseball fans, you will more than likely run into many, may they be in Japan or outside of Japan, who are baseball card collectors. Personally, I have been a card collector for many years. From MLB, NFL, NBA packs to comic book-related cards and different stages in my life. Granted, a lot of my card buying days took place back in my younger years, as a child who […]

The One about the Memorial Event for Wayne S. Graczyk

Memorial Event for Wayne S. Graczyk Noon to 2 PM., Saturday, May 20, 2017 Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan  You are invited to celebrate the life of Wayne Graczyk, longtime columnist for The Japan Times and Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan (FCCJ) member. Wayne passed away on April 19, 2017 while in Kumamoto to help Nippon Television cover a countryside game between the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. He […]

The One about Kubota Slugger

In the United States, we are accustomed to ordering online for baseball gear these days and while sports shop retailers still exist, you have your department stores that sell baseball gloves and some who go online to find really awesome quality baseball gloves such as Vinci. In Japan, while many are familiar with Mizuno, SSK, Hatakeyama and Zett but another company out there is Kubota Slugger. I recently visited the […]

The One About Wayne Graczyk (RIP Wayne)

It was a few weeks ago that I was promoting Wayne Graczyk’s latest Japan Pro Baseball Fan Handbook & Media Guide and today, I have learned that Wayne had passed away after a game in Kumamoto, helping NTV to cover a game between the Yomiuri Giants vs. the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. When it comes to Japanese baseball #NPB, there are a few people who have contributed consistently each and every […]

The One about the Official Chunichi Dragons Nagoya Site Goods Shop

In my effort to visit every NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball) stadium and official team store, I headed to Nagoya prefecture to visit Nagoya Dome and the official Chunichi Dragons team store (or Chunichi Dragons Nagoya Site Good Shop). For those not familiar with the Chunichi Dragons, the team was established back in 1936 and were known as Nagoya-gun (Nagoya Club) and later Sangyo-gun until a decade later where they were […]