How and why did baseball get so big in Japan, as compared to any other western sport?
How and why did baseball get so big in Japan, as compared to any other western...
japs are smart and know a good sport when they see it
What heppened to Will Smith? Cancer?
baseball is based on luck instead of on having skills or physique, so even if you are a manlet or a fat fuck, you can be good at it. So probably because of that.
is this what eurobugs actually believe?
Almost, but nope. It's based on still that you develop over a lot of time and practice. But yeah, physical prowess is not as important.
So base running isn't important?
If it was pinch runners would be more common
No it wouldn't. Big guys are meant to slam it out. Stealing and RBIs are still crucial to the game
Japs are all too short to play basketball and too flimsy to play football, so they chose baseball.
based on luck
Because it is autism the game
Flips are even shorter than Japs and their national sport is apehoop
Japs like basketball too, they just like baseball more because they're actually good at it. (The exception being that one Japanese NBA prospect)
what about soccer
baseball was getting big in America as Japan begun industrializing and emulating the West during the Meji era. even culturally to this day, the Japanese have a subconscious cultural affinity for the West and it reflects in baseball and tennis
American occupation of Japan after ww2 ended is the actual reason why
That's cuz Hachimura is a hafu.
Altuve aside, youre hard pressed to succeed in MLB if you ain't >6 foot
Can someone explain baseball and why people watch it.
Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each who take turns batting and fielding. The batting team attempts to score runs by hitting a ball (that is thrown by the opposing team's pitcher) with a bat swung by the batter, and then running counter-clockwise around a series of four bases: first, second, third, and home plate. A run is scored when a player advances around the bases and touches home plate.
People enjoy watching it because it is fun to watch when you understand it
It's fun to play and watch, unlike soccer which is fun to play but boring to watch. In baseball, you could go 5-0 and still lose but in soccer, once you go 2-0, it's almost impossible to lose
soccer is boring to watch
baseball is fun to watch
In all honesty I can't be objective when it comes to deciding if baseball (or american football for that matter) is entertaining or not, my guess is that you have to grow up watching/playing it to really be into it.
give me a hug, man
With all sports, if you don't understand the dynamics or technicalities, you're gonna find it boring
Mugged. Watch the episode, it's really touching
Because you're a faggot with ADHD and came from Reddit
like said, you just answered your own question
wrong, it became popular because of Babe Ruth touring well before that.
Because USA harboured strong relationships with Japan after nuking them and so Gooks ended up adopting the sport along the way
no more hugsu wirr
it's a meme
he wouldn’t make me a sandwich
Japanese chinks have the Chicano mentality exept Chicanos want to be Mexican. Japs want to be american for some reason.
The greatest generation and babby boomers are still avid fans of America's pasttime, and those were also the same sons of bitches that played pickup baseball while stationed in Japan.
Now the weeb sons of bitches, previous who were xenophobic before suddenly worshipped America's big fat nuclear cock, probably because of all the mutual benefits being allies were, and you know. The Americans made their godking surrender. Like this dude was their god. His word was the way, and he was right, and America just took their world and blew it wide like the the Vikings kicker in a playoff game after the 2 minute warning.
Fastforward, slanty and curious eyed Japanese people quickly picked up the basics of the sport, and out of the ballsacks of those men the NPB was formed.
Professional baseball in Japan first started in the 1920s, but it was not until the Greater Japan Tokyo Baseball Club (大日本東京野球クラブ Dai-nippon Tōkyō Yakyū Kurabu) a team of all-stars established in 1934 by media mogul Matsutarō Shōriki, that the modern professional game found continued success — especially after Shōriki's club matched up against an American All-Star team that included Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, and Charlie Gehringer. While prior Japanese all-star contingents had disbanded, Shōriki went pro with this group, playing in an independent league.
The first Japanese professional league was formed in 1936, and by 1950 had grown big enough to divide into two leagues, known as Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). (It is called Puro Yakyū (プロ野球), which simply is a translation of professional baseball.) The Central League included the established teams, and the Pacific League was made up of new teams and players. The Pacific League uses the designated hitter style of play. The pro baseball season is eight months long with games beginning in April. Teams play 144 games (as compared to the 162 games of the American major league teams), followed by a playoff system, culminating in a championship held in October, known as the Japan Series.
Corporations with interests outside baseball own most of the teams. Historically, teams have been identified with their owners, not where the team is based. However, in recent years, many owners have chosen to include a place name in the names of their teams; the majority of the 12 Nippon Professional Baseball League (NPB) teams are currently named with both corporate and geographical place names.
babe ruth played against nippons
Huh, didn't know.
Matsutara Shoriki, who owned the Yomiuri Shinbun newspaper, decided to see just how popular and successful baseball could be with the Japanese population, by organizing the biggest exhibition with professional American players yet. In 1934, Connie Mack, the long-time manager of the Philadelphia Athletics, was asked to staff a team of some of the best players in Major League Baseball and bring them to Japan for an 18-game match-up against the Big-Six University League. Mack compiled an amazing roster of some of the best baseball talent in America, while Shoriki did the same with the team comprised of Japanese talent from the “Big Six”.
Besides the Babe, the Major League All-Stars team included: Eric McNair, Philadelphia Athletics; Charlie Gehringer, Detroit Tigers; Lou Gehrig, New York Yankees; Jimmie Foxx, Philadelphia Athletics; Earl Averill, Cleveland Indians; Bing Miller, Philadelphia Athletics; Moe Berg, Washington Nationals/Cleveland Indians; Frankie Hayes, Philadelphia Athletics (who replaced the injured Charlie Berry of the Philadelphia Athletics); Lefty Gomez, New York Yankees; Earl Whitehill, Washington Nationals; Clint Brown, Cleveland Indians; Joe Cascarella, Philadelphia Athletics; and, Harold “Rabbit” Warstler, Philadelphia Athletics.
The welcome for the American ballplayers was impressive. In total, over 500,000 Japanese came out to greet the baseball stars when they first arrived and the biggest crowd-pleaser was the Babe. Babe Ruth rode through Tokyo waving American and Japanese flags to the enthusiastic fans, who yelled out “Beibu Rusu!” The games in Japan were staged at various stadiums including: Meiji-Jingu Stadium in Tokyo, Koshien Stadium in Kobe, Yagiyama Baseball Field in Sendai and others throughout the country.
At the same time, the Americans pounded the Japanese, winning all eighteen games, against the team comprised of Japan’s best (eleven of whom would go on to be members of Japan’s Baseball Hall of Fame). Babe hit 13 homers.
Wrong, baseball was popular in Japan in the Taishou era
Baseball is the peak of all sports to highly functional autistic people and the nips have a bunch of those.
Baseball is only popular in countries where the population as a whole have micropenises.
Because Douglas MacArthur aka the GOAT pretty much said "you'll play this or I nuke the rest of your anime shit. And keep playing or else my ancestors will drop a colony on you"
Baseball was in Japan well before WW2 and was already extremely popular.
So popular in fact, that the WW2 Japanese government couldn't suppress the fandom and national affinity of the sport despite it being a disgusting western huwaito piggu concept.
So y'all saying post-nuke cooperation is the reason is BS.
Babe Ruth toured before WW2 and drew huge crowds.
Pre-War, Japan had lots of great players.
Post-war American “occupation” made it even more popular.
I also think that part of it is that it appeals to the Japanese work ethic.
appeals to japanese work ethic
America bombed them into liking it.
emulating the west
See MacArthur shogunate
Most dangerous lead my man
I also wonder if since the sport doesnt require you to be a 6'3 adonis to play at a high level helped. Of course being a freak athlete helps. But baseball is littered with successful players that are slow as hell but have insane hand eye coordination that lets them succeed.
autistic practice of a simple movement over and over until perfection is achieved
He's right, you know.
At the time of post WWII American occupation was high. Baseball being the top sport back then. It's a beautiful game, get to know it.
Now Nips love Gridiron Football and getting popular by the day
Do they know about CTE?
Baseball doesn't require athleticism so Asians are on a level playing field with westerners
no player is over the team and only by team work you can really win games, which is different from the other 2 major sports in the USA, in Basketball you only need one great player to be competitive and American Football is basically Heroball with the importance of the QB, meanwhile in Baseball not even the MVP can carry a whole team since he only gets to bat once every 2 or 3 innings or he only pitches every 5 games and most of the time you can't use your best pitcher even if you're losing, there is also the strategy, a dominant basketball player can win in any court and an elite WR is almost unstoppable, if a batter is too troublesome you only give him a free walk and look for a double play to get rid of him, so the importance of individual players gets reduced even more, which goes well with Japanese conformism and almost every batter has a pitcher who has his number and viceversa, in over 80 turns Barry Bonds only hitted one HR vs Dennis Martinez for example, Baseball looks simple but there is a lot of stuff going on at once, if you don't know what you're looking for its easy to think it's boring
null point when they all play in Jap leagues.
Not really. I'm a Saudi who loves Football and baseball. I still believe that baseball should be more popular around the world