A true baseball entrepreneur, Herb Hunter, who organized the Tour of Japan, became a something of a “Japanese Tour Impresario” and is largely credited with getting Japanese baseball established on a solid foundation in the late 1920s and early 1930s. He put together three successful tours before Lefty O’Doul took over in 1934. Hunter was known as “Baseball’s Ambassador to the Orient."
There was only one thing lacking from the 1931 tour: the presence of Babe Ruth, who was hugely popular in Japan. The Sultan of Swat would return for the 1934 Tour.
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