Sport: Little Pitchers

Baseball is the chief interest of Japanese sporting bloods. Eighty thousand Nipponese gather to watch schoolboy baseball games. Each summer day on the Eastern Island crowds stand in the streets of town and city to hear the latest baseball scores. During the late World Series, to which Japanese newspaper correspondents travelled 8,000 miles. Japanese excitement eclipsed that shown in Manhattan or St. Louis. Were the World Series played in Japan, it would be necessary to hollow out the crater of Fujiyama to provide a stadium of suitable dimensions.

Aware of this condition, the...