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Whiting, Robert

Overview
Works: 44 works in 123 publications in 3 languages and 2,622 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV863.77.A1, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Whiting
You gotta have Wa by Robert Whiting( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When two cultures collide on the baseball diamond"--Cover subtitle
Tokyo underworld : the fast times and hard life of an American gangster in Japan by Robert Whiting( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1945, as part of the Occupation forces sent to postwar Japan Nick Zappetti, a native of Italian East Harlem, entered a world as strange as any he had ever know, In postwar Tokyo, however, he realised there were certain opportunities. He had a failed stint as a professional wrestler, and participated in a fumbled (but famous) diamond heist. He was deported but managed to return with the assistance of the Mafia. Then Nick opened a pizza joint in what would be the centre of Tokyo's nightlife and became "the king of Roppongi and Mafia boss of Tokyo," and the intimate of some of Japan's most n
The meaning of Ichiro : the new wave from Japan and the transformation of our national pastime by Robert Whiting( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his classic bestseller You Gotta Have Wa, Robert Whiting wrote extensively about the startling cultural clash that occurred when aging American major leaguers, in search of one last payday at the end of their careers, found their way to Japan's professional baseball leagues. By most accounts, the Japanese talent level was considered to be a step down in competition from Major League Baseball." "But times have changed, and so has the migration of talent. These days it's the American major league teams that are scouring the Japanese leagues in search of top-level ballplayers. And in this new book, Whiting writes about this extraordinary cultural role reversal, and how our national pastime has been influenced and changed forever." "Ichiro ... Nomo ... Sasaki ... Hasegawa ... Hideki Matsui ... one by one they have come to America and made their mark - not as novelty items but as incredibly gifted ballplayers whose skills and styles have defied critics and earned the admiration of millions of fans. Led by the charismatic, whippet-like right fielder for the Seattle Mariners, Ichiro Suzuki, whom many refer to as baseball's best all-around player, this new wave of athlete is the tip of a fascinating iceberg: a deep and very different tradition of baseball the Japanese way. From the cultural concept of wa ("group harmony") to the training regimens practiced by the Japanese players, Robert Whiting shows why more and more players from Japan will be coming to America - and how they are changing the way our game is played." "Besides Ichiro himself, this book chronicles the personal trials and triumphs of such stars as Hideki Matsui, Hideo Nomo, Kazuhiro Sasaki, and many others, including Japanese all-star shortstop Kaz Matsui, who was recently signed by the New York Mets. It examines the misconceptions many Americans have had about Japanese players and looks at current young players destined for stardom. It also offers a lively account of Bobby Valentine's amazingly vexing experiences in trying to apply traditional American baseball strategies while managing the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan's Pacific League."--Jacket
The chrysanthemum and the bat : baseball samurai style by Robert Whiting( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slugging it out in Japan : an American major leaguer in the Tokyo outfield by Warren Cromartie( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The samurai way of baseball : the impact of Ichiro and the new wave from Japan by Robert Whiting( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chrysanthemum and the bat : the game Japanese play by Robert Whiting( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You gotta have Wa by Robert Whiting( Recording )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wa" means team spirit in Japanese, and that spirit comes ahead of the player's concerns in baseball
Kiku to batto by Robert Whiting( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaijin rikishi monogatari : Konishiki to Takamiyama by Robert Whiting( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in Japanese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nichi-Bei yakyū masatsu by Robert Whiting( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hi izuru kuni no "dorei yakyū" : nikumareta dairinin Dan Nomura no tatakai by Robert Whiting( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bēsubōru to yakyūdō by Masayuki Tamaki( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tokyo jankī : Tōkyō chūdoku by Robert Whiting( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sakura to seijōki = Cherry blossoms over the stars and stripes( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saraba samurai yakyū by Warren Cromartie( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mejā rīgu totemo shinjirarenai hanashi by Robert Whiting( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yakyū wa bēsubōru o koetanoka( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nomo hideo : Nichibei no yakyū o dō kaetaka( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tokyo autosaidāzu by Robert Whiting( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The meaning of Ichiro : the new wave from Japan and the transformation of our national pastime
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Tokyo underworld : the fast times and hard life of an American gangster in JapanThe meaning of Ichiro : the new wave from Japan and the transformation of our national pastimeSlugging it out in Japan : an American major leaguer in the Tokyo outfieldThe samurai way of baseball : the impact of Ichiro and the new wave from Japan
Alternative Names
Howaitingu, R. 1942-

Howaitingu, Robāto 1942-

Robert Whiting American sportswriter

Robert Whiting Amerikaans journalist

Whiting, R. 1942-

Whiting, Robert, 1942-

ホワイティング, R.

ホワイティング, ロバート

ホワイティング、ロバート 1942-

ロバート・ホワイティング

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