Baseball Legend Ralph Bryant Visits Setagaya School

Nippon Professional Baseball legend Ralph Bryant spoke with students and parents in Setagaya and conducted a baseball practice session under the rubric of the Embassy’s “Go For Gold” program. In the U.S., Bryant played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but his popularity in Japan stems from his days playing for the Kintetsu Buffaloes.

Former San Francisco Giants pitcher Masanori “Mashi” Murakami, the first Japanese player in Major League Baseball, also made a guest appearance. About 100 people participated in the program and enjoyed practicing with the former baseball stars.