Our Authors Series brings noted baseball authors to Cooperstown for special lectures and book signings during the summer months. These programs are included with the cost of admission.
On Saturday, July 4th at 1pm, the Hall of Fame will welcome author Robert Fitts to talk about his new book, Mashi: The Unfulfilled Baseball Dreams of Masanori Murakami, the First Japanese Major Leaguer. Joining Robert in this special program will be Masanori Murakami.
Masanori Murakami, the first Japanese player in major league history, pitched for two seasons with the San Francisco Giants, but became homesick for his native Japan, leading to his sudden and controversial return to the Far East. Veteran author Robert Fitts, an expert on Japanese baseball, examines the life of a baseball pioneer in this authorized biography. As part of this special Fourth of July program, both Murakami and Fitts will host a presentation in the Bullpen Theater before signing copies of their new book. Presentation at 1 pm. Book signing at 1:30 pm.