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    Masanori Murakami Signed Book - 1st Japanese Major Leaguer. Notable for being the first Japanese player to play for a Major League Baseball team. Sent over to the United States by the Nankai Hawks, Masanori Murakami saw success as a reliever for the San Francisco Giants, debuting at the age of 20 in 1964. In 1965, he struck out over one batter per inning pitched, posted an ERA under 4 and earned eight saves. Following this season, however, Murakami headed back to his original Japanese club due to contractual obligations, where his success continued for another 17 years. Offered is a hardcover copy of Mashi: The Unfulfilled Baseball Dreams of Masanori Murakami, the First Japanese Major Leaguer by Robert K. Fitts that has been signed by the lefty on the inside cover. Light wear exhibited. Pre-Certified by PSA/DNA.


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    February, 2019
    10th Sunday
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