Books


Gentle Black Giants: A History of Negro Leaguers in Japan (NBRP Press, 2019)
Co-authored with Kazuo Sayama
Foreword by Kenso Zenimura

English translation of baseball history classic about the Philadelphia Royal Giants' tours of pre-war Japan. Updated with extensive footnotes, and appendices featuring maps, stats, rare photos, player insights, bios and "tour scrapbooks."

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Kenichi Zenimura, Japanese American Baseball Pioneer (McFarland, 2011)
Foreword by Don Wakamatsu
*Winner of the 2012 SABR Baseball Research Award

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Anthologies & Journals


"Biz Mackey in Japan," The Eagles Take Flight: The Story of The 1946 Negro League Champions (SABR, forthcoming July 2019)
“Hideo Nomo” biography and two game summaries in NO-HITTERS (SABR, 2017)
"Film review: THE VANCOUVER ASAHI = バンクーバーの朝日 | By Yuya Ishii"
Pacific Affairs (Vol. 89 No. 2), The University of British Columbia, Vancouver (June 2016)
“Japanese American Baseball” in Asian Americans: An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, and Political History (ABC-CLIO, 2013)
  "Book review: The Barnstorming Hawaiian Travelers: A Multiethnic Baseball Team Tours the Mainland, 1912-1916, by Joel Franks" (SABR Dead Ball Era newsletter, November 2012)
“Black Giant: Biz Mackey’s Texas Negro League Career” in Black Ball: A Journal of the Negro Leagues (McFarland, Spring 2008)


Collaborator


Fact checker/proofer
Baseball and the Occupation of Japan: America's Pastime as a Tool to Promote Social Values, by Takeshi Tanikawa (McFarland, 2019)
Research contributor
The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created Hardcover, by Jane Leavy (Harpers, 2018)
Research contributor
1935 年のサムライ野球団 「裏ワールド・シリーズ」に挑んだニッポニーズ・オールスターズの謎 (Samurai Baseball in 1935: The Nipponese All Stars at the Other World Series) by Kazuo Sayama (2015)
Research contributor
Japanese American Baseball in California: A History, by Kerry Yo Nakagawa, Tom Seaver, et al. (The History Press, 2014)
Research contributor
Color Blind: The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball's Color Line, by Tom Dunkel (Open Road + Grove/Atlantic, 2013)
Research contributor
Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage, and Assassination during the 1934 Tour of Japan, by Robert K. Fitts (University of Nebraska Press, 2013)
Research contributor
Arizona: 100 Years Grand 1912-2012, by Lisa Schnebly Heidinger (Arizona Historical Advisory Commission, 2011)