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The Sportsworld of the Hanshin Tigers


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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
A Note on Terms and Japanese Language

1. Introducing Hanshin Tigers Baseball
2. The Rhythms of Tigers Baseball: Stadiums and Seasons
3. On the Field: Players, from Rookies to Veterans
4. In the Dugout: Manager and Coaches
5. In the Offices: Front Office and Parent Corporation
6. In the Stands: Fans, Followers, and Fair-Weather Spectators
7. In the Press Box: Sports Dailies and Mainstream Media
8. Baseball as Education and Entertainment
9. Workplace Melodramas and Second-City Complex
10. A Sportsworld Transforming: The Hanshin Tigers at Present

Appendix: A Note on the Research and Writing
Glossary of Key Japanese Terms

About the Author

William W. Kelly is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Sumitomo Professor Emeritus of Japanese Studies at Yale University. He has published widely on rural life, mainstream society, and the role of sports in modern Japanese society.

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