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1. Who was the first 'gaijin' to manage a Japanese baseball team?
2. Who was the foreign player who pitched for the Tokyo Giants in 1936?
3. Who are the traditional rivals of the Tokyo Giants?
4. What was the nickname of notorious Tokyo Giants pitcher Suguru Egawa?
5. The greatest home run hitter in Japanese Baseball history is Sadaharu Oh. He was not pure Japanese, as his father was Chinese. Oh in fact carried a foreign passport. From what country was this passport?
6. What are the large, highly regimented, cheering groups of fans called?
7. What record did the visiting Major League All-Stars compile in 1988, during their tour of Japan?
8. What is the Japanese term for team 'harmony' or 'spirit'?
9. Which very popular American player was fired by his team, for extending his emergency medical leave in San Francisco?
10. What is the annual high school baseball tournament called?
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