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2015 Mashi Book Tour

Join Masanori Murakami, author Rob Fitts and filmmaker Yuriko Romer for a discussion of Japanese Baseball

 

June 28, 2015 -- Chicago

SABR National Convention, Palmer house Hotel 4-6 PM

Join legend Masanori Murakami, author Robert Fitts and filmmaker Yuriko Gamo Romer for a discussion of Japanese baseball and Mashi's role as Japan's first Major Leaguer at 4 PM.

Afterwards, Mashi will  sign copies of his new biography at the University of Nebraska Press table from 5-6 PM.

Non-SABR members may need to purchased a one-day ticket to the conference

Directions & details can be found on the SABR CONVENTION web page

 

 

June 29, 2015 -- Boston

Royal Rooters Club, Fenway Park 7 - 9 PM

Sponsored by the Japan Society of Boston

Admission Free but RSVP Required

Register Here

Join legend Masanori Murakami, author Robert Fitts and filmmaker Yuriko Gamo Romer for a discussion of Japanese baseball and Mashi's role as Japan's first Major Leaguer.

Afterwards, Mashi will meet with fans and sign copies of his new biography.

Copies of the book Mashi will be on sale for $25.  Autographed balls & cards will also be offered for sale. 

Directions can be found on the Royal Rooters Facebook Page

 

June 30, 2015 -- New York City

Barnes & Noble, 86th St & Lexington,  7- 8 PM

Join legend Masanori Murakami, author Robert Fitts and filmmaker Yuriko Gamo Romer for a discussion of Japanese baseball and Mashi's role as Japan's first Major Leaguer.

Afterwards, Mashi will meet with fans and sign copies of his new biography.

Only books purchased at B&N will be signed at this event

Directions & details can be found on the Barnes & Noble web page

 

 

July 1, 2015 -- New York City

Bergino Baseball Clubhouse,  67 East 11th St, 7- 8:30 PM

Stop by and meet legend Masanori Murakami, author Robert Fitts and filmmaker Yuriko Gamo Romer for a meet and greet event.

Mashi will sign copies of his new biography for free.

Copies of the book Mashi will be on sale for $25.  Autographed balls & cards will also be offered for sale. 

Mashi will also autograph your items for $25 per signature.

Directions & details can be found on the Bergino Facebook page

 

July 3, 2015 -- Rhinebeck, NY

Oblong Books, 6422 Montgomery St,  7 PM

Join legend Masanori Murakami, author Robert Fitts and filmmaker Yuriko Gamo Romer for a discussion of Japanese baseball and Mashi's role as Japan's first Major Leaguer.

Afterwards, Mashi will meet with fans and sign copies of his new biography.

Only books purchased at Oblong will be signed at this event

Directions & details can be found on the Oblong Books web page

 

July 4, 2015 -- Cooperstown, NY

National Baseball Hall of Fame, 1 PM

Join legend Masanori Murakami, author Robert Fitts and filmmaker Yuriko Gamo Romer for a discussion of Japanese baseball and Mashi's role as Japan's first Major Leaguer.

Afterwards, Mashi will meet with fans and sign copies of his new biography.

Only books purchased at the Hall of Fame will be signed at this event

Directions & details can be found on the Hall of Fame web page

 

July 6, 2015 -- Los Angeles

The Japan Foundation,
5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA, 7 PM

Co-hosted by

The Japan America Society of Southern California

&

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles

Join legend Masanori Murakami and author Robert Fitts for a discussion of Japanese baseball and Mashi's role as Japan's first Major Leaguer.

Mashi will sign copies of his new biography for free.

Copies of the book Mashi will be on sale for $25.  Autographed balls & cards will also be offered for sale.  No personal items will be signed at this event.

 

Directions available at the Japan Foundation LA web site

 

July 7, 2015 -- Whittier, CA

Institute for Baseball Studies at Whittier College 7:30 PM

Villalobos Hall, 13507 Earlham Dr.

Join legend Masanori Murakami and author Robert Fitts for an discussion on Japanese baseball and Mashi's role as Japan's first Major Leaguer.

Mashi will sign copies of his new biography for free.

Copies of the book Mashi will be on sale for $25.  Autographed balls & cards will also be offered for sale. 

Mashi will also autograph your items for $25 per signature.

Directions & details can be found on the Institute's Facebook Page

 

July 8, 2015 -- Fresno, CA

Fresno Betsuin Buddhist Temple/ Family Darma Center 6 PM

2690 East Alluvial Fresno, CA 93720CA 90608

Join legend Masanori Murakami and author Robert Fitts for a discussion of Japanese baseball and Mashi's role as Japan's first Major Leaguer.

Mashi will sign copies of his new biography for free.

Copies of the book Mashi will be on sale for $25.  Autographed balls & cards will also be offered for sale. 

Mashi will also autograph your items for $25 per signature.

Directions & details can be found on the Temple's Web Site

 

July 9, 2015 -- San Francisco

San Francisco Public Library 6 PM

100 Larkin St.

Join legend Masanori Murakami, author Robert Fitts and filmmaker Yuriko Gamo Romer for a discussion of Japanese baseball and Mashi's role as Japan's first Major Leaguer.

Afterwards, Mashi will meet with fans and sign copies of his new biography.

Copies of the book Mashi will be on sale for $25. 

Directions can be found on the Library's web site

 

July 10, 2015 -- San Francisco

Kinokuniya Book Store 10:30 AM

1581 Webster St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Join legend Masanori Murakami, author Robert Fitts and filmmaker Yuriko Gamo Romer for a discussion of Japanese baseball and Mashi's role as Japan's first Major Leaguer.

Afterwards, Mashi will meet with fans and sign copies of his new biography.

Only books purchased at Kinokuniya will be signed at this event 

Directions can be found on the store's web site

 

July 11, 2015 -- San Jose

San Jose Public Library 1 PM

150 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95112

Join legend Masanori Murakami, author Robert Fitts and filmmaker Yuriko Gamo Romer for a discussion of Japanese baseball and Mashi's role as Japan's first Major Leaguer.

Afterwards, Mashi will meet with fans and sign copies of his new biography.

Copies of the book Mashi will be on sale for $25.  Autographed balls & cards will also be offered for sale. 

Directions can be found on the Library's web site

 

July 11, 2015 -- San Jose

Nikkei Traditions 5 PM

219 Jackson Street, Japantown San Jose

Meet legend Masanori Murakami and author Robert Fitts .

Mashi will sign copies of his new biography.

Only books purchased at Nikkei Traditions will be signed at this event 

Directions can be found on the store's web site

 

 

 

 

 

March 10, 2012

 Banzai Babe Ruth author Rob Fitts with Julia Ruth Stevens, Babe Ruth's step-daughter and the last surviving Member of the All American 1934 tour group at the Nine Conference in Tempe, Arizona