America's Baseball Diplomacy
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 864 , Segment 6
Episode: Social Bot Battle, Abolishing ICE, The Mathematics of Knitting
- Jul 26, 2018 9:00 pm
- 14:57 mins
(Originally Aired: 4/9/2018) Guest: Steven Wisensale, PhD, Professor of Public Policy, University of Connecticut Baseball has helped broker peace for centuries. Believe it or not, the game played an important role in helping the US and Japan mend relations after World War II. And more recently, when a US submarine collided with a Japanese ship, killing nine high school students and teachers, a youth baseball tournament was organized to honor the victims. That tournament rotates between Japan and Hawaii and has happened every year since the accident in 2001.