Barry Nicholls is a presenter on ABC Radio in Western Australia and host of the program 110%, which looks at the history and literature of sports. Barry is also author of the memoir You Only Get One Innings, among other books. He is on Twitter at @miltonbm.
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American Sports Writing, Australian Nostalgia
This year's edition of The Best American Sports Writing anthology stirs our reviewer's memories of childhood in South Australia.
Book review by Barry Nicholls
The annual award for the best pitcher in Japanese professional baseball is named for Eiji Sawamura. In 1934, when he was 17 years old, Sawamura pitched against the American all-star team that was touring Japan. In five innings of work, he struck out nine of the Major League players, including Hall of Famers Charlie Gehringer, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Jimmie Foxx – in succession.