Synopses & Reviews
In Taking in a Game, Joseph A. Reaves examines the development of baseball in Korea, the Philippines, Mainland China, and Taiwan, as well as the more widely known story of baseball in Japan. In this entertaining and informed account, Reaves covers everything from baseball in Qing Dynasty China in the nineteenth century to the 2000 Sydney Olympics bronze-medal match between Japan and Korea. Reaves guides the reader through a history of Asian baseball, the cultures that surround it, and the future of what has become a great Asian game.
Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
About the Author
Joseph A. Reaves is a former journalist who covered Asia for the Chicago Tribune, Readers Digest, and UPI. He is the author of Warsaw to Wrigley: A Foreign Correspondents Tale of Coming Home from Communism to the Cubs.