Sadaharu Oh and the world record for career home runs
For The Guardian, I produced a detailed biography of Sadaharu Oh, the greatest Japanese baseball player who ever lived.
Oh overcame racism, ridicule and criticism to hit 868 career home runs, a world record that may never be beaten. Despite never playing in Major League Baseball, I argue that Oh should be included in any debate of the best ballplayers of all-time.
You can read my full article here, delving back in time to the golden age of Tokyo basbeall. Learning to appreciate the most mystical figure in hardball history.