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The Babe on a Barge?
Rare, vintage photos, mostly from private collections, highlight this look back at "barnstormin' Japan" through the years. Launch gallery >
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The legendary Home Run contest between Hank Aaron and Sadaharu Oh, in Japan.
Sadaharu Oh in his historic pursuit of Hank Aaron's all-time HR record. (In Japanese)
Pete Rose and Steve Garvey lead MLB vs. the Japanese All-Stars (whose reliever wears a Pirates-type uniform and has a Kent Tekulve-like motion). Watch for the cool interview feature at the end of Part II.
Part I: 56K
Iron Chef? No, Iron Man!
Sachio Kinugasa breaks Lou Gehrig's record of consecutive games played. (In Japanese)
Japan MVP "Godzilla" Matsui could not help his team win Game 5, as the Barry Bonds, Roberto Alomar and MLB win 5-1.
1908-2004: Teams visiting Japan >
Highlights from the Rookie of the Year/MVP season that started "Ichiromania."
1986-2004: Series results & MLB MVPs >
1959-1978: Sadaharu Oh vs. MLB pitchers >