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
During their 1934 tour of Japan, an all-star baseball team featuring Babe Ruth was scheduled to play a game at Hakodate, on the island of Hokkaido. But with steady rain falling before the game and the Americans on a tight schedule, it appeared that the fans of Hakodate would lose their chance to see the Babe. So hundreds of people brought pieces of canvas from home to protect the dirt infield. When the rain passed, the Babe played in Hakodate.