Shinbashi Athletic Club baseball team, 1880

The Dream of a Team

USA and Japan

Baseball became popular all over North America by the 1870s when major leagues were first organized in the United States. The game became America's national pastime. An American introduced baseball to Japan in the late 1870s, where college and university teams took up playing the game.

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Shinbashi Athletic Club baseball team, 1880. Courtesy of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Tokyo.

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