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    Posted 10 years ago

    bayareamus…
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    The goodwill tour of Japan taken by the San Francisco Seals in 1949 was a big deal to the Japanese people. There is a vast supply of these ads at the Society of California Pioneers, which I visited last week.

    As you can see, some in Japan were truly excited to welcome the Seals, especially their manager Lefty O'Doul who was, and remains, a legend there.

    From my recent trip to the Society of California Pioneers...

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    1. Belltown Belltown, 10 years ago
      Love the poster of the Seal!
    2. TallerThanNapoleon TallerThanNapoleon, 10 years ago
      San Francisco, of course, has another important connection with Japanese baseball The first Japanese player ever to play in the Majors played with the Giants.

      http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Masanori_Murakami
    3. ballandcards ballandcards, 10 years ago
      If you are interested in Murakami, check out this article: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/unlocking-san-franciscos-hidden-treasure-chest/

      If you're int he Bay Area that event at the bottom could be fun.

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