Rob Fitts

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Robert K. Fitts

An expert on Japanese baseball, Rob Fitts is the author of Remembering Japanese Baseball (2005). He has also published Wally Yonamine: The Man Who Changed Japanese Baseball (2008) and Banzai Babe Ruth (2012), a book on the 1934 Major League tour of Asia, which won the 2013 Seymour Medal as the best baseball book published in the previous year. He also wrote Mashi (2015), about the first Japanese major leaguer, Masanori Murakami. He is also one of the leading experts on Japanese baseball cards and has published a book on the subject.

He is the chair of the Society for American Baseball Research's Asian Baseball Research Committee.