How and why did baseball get so big in Japan, as compared to any other western...

Levi Jones
Levi Jones

How and why did baseball get so big in Japan, as compared to any other western sport?

Henry Cox
Henry Cox

japs are smart and know a good sport when they see it

Brody Jones
Brody Jones

What heppened to Will Smith? Cancer?

Matthew Turner
Matthew Turner

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.

Colton Collins
Colton Collins

is this what eurobugs actually believe?

Liam Stewart
Liam Stewart

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.

Jackson Wright
Jackson Wright

So base running isn't important?

Dominic Myers
Dominic Myers

If it was pinch runners would be more common

Asher Stewart
Asher Stewart

No it wouldn't. Big guys are meant to slam it out. Stealing and RBIs are still crucial to the game

Jonathan Price
Jonathan Price

Japs are all too short to play basketball and too flimsy to play football, so they chose baseball.

Connor Howard
Connor Howard

based on luck
Brainlet detected.

John Myers
John Myers

Because it is autism the game

Gavin Morgan
Gavin Morgan

Flips are even shorter than Japs and their national sport is apehoop

Luke Powell
Luke Powell

Japs like basketball too, they just like baseball more because they're actually good at it. (The exception being that one Japanese NBA prospect)

Sebastian Clark
Sebastian Clark

what about soccer

Adam Lopez
Adam Lopez

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

Nathan Wright
Nathan Wright

American occupation of Japan after ww2 ended is the actual reason why

Joseph Perez
Joseph Perez

That's cuz Hachimura is a hafu.

Lucas Lewis
Lucas Lewis

Altuve aside, youre hard pressed to succeed in MLB if you ain't >6 foot

Angel Ortiz
Angel Ortiz

Can someone explain baseball and why people watch it.

Ethan Fisher
Ethan Fisher

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

Zachary Russell
Zachary Russell

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

Cooper Nguyen
Cooper Nguyen

soccer is boring to watch
baseball is fun to watch

Leo Cook
Leo Cook

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.

Owen Campbell
Owen Campbell

give me a hug, man

Bentley Cox
Bentley Cox

With all sports, if you don't understand the dynamics or technicalities, you're gonna find it boring

Austin Morris
Austin Morris

Mugged. Watch the episode, it's really touching

Jace Garcia
Jace Garcia

Because you're a faggot with ADHD and came from Reddit

Sebastian Brooks
Sebastian Brooks

like said, you just answered your own question

Jason Scott
Jason Scott

wrong, it became popular because of Babe Ruth touring well before that.

Chase Jones
Chase Jones

Because USA harboured strong relationships with Japan after nuking them and so Gooks ended up adopting the sport along the way

Juan Torres
Juan Torres

no more hugsu wirr

Jack Bailey
Jack Bailey

Stealing
it's a meme

Matthew Anderson
Matthew Anderson

he wouldn’t make me a sandwich

Ian Murphy
Ian Murphy

Japanese chinks have the Chicano mentality exept Chicanos want to be Mexican. Japs want to be american for some reason.

Christopher Anderson
Christopher Anderson

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.

Ryder Edwards
Ryder Edwards

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.

Easton Flores
Easton Flores

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.

Juan Martin
Juan Martin

Wrong, baseball was popular in Japan in the Taishou era

William Martin
William Martin

Autism.

Ayden Morgan
Ayden Morgan

this

Jason Jones
Jason Jones

Baseball is the peak of all sports to highly functional autistic people and the nips have a bunch of those.

Zachary Cook
Zachary Cook

Baseball is only popular in countries where the population as a whole have micropenises.

Colton Barnes
Colton Barnes

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"

Ethan Jackson
Ethan Jackson

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.

Isaac Allen
Isaac Allen

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.

Josiah Cook
Josiah Cook

appeals to japanese work ethic
Explain.

Hudson Walker
Hudson Walker

Based nippon

Angel Fisher
Angel Fisher

America bombed them into liking it.
emulating the west
See MacArthur shogunate

Jack Cook
Jack Cook

2-0

Most dangerous lead my man

Noah Edwards
Noah Edwards

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.

Ryder Miller
Ryder Miller

autistic practice of a simple movement over and over until perfection is achieved

Gabriel Clark
Gabriel Clark

He's right, you know.

Cameron Davis
Cameron Davis

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.

Jayden Garcia
Jayden Garcia

Now Nips love Gridiron Football and getting popular by the day

Do they know about CTE?

David Evans
David Evans

nah

Nolan Price
Nolan Price

Baseball doesn't require athleticism so Asians are on a level playing field with westerners

Logan Wilson
Logan Wilson

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

Liam Edwards
Liam Edwards

null point when they all play in Jap leagues.

Colton Parker
Colton Parker

Not really. I'm a Saudi who loves Football and baseball. I still believe that baseball should be more popular around the world

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