Masaoka Shiki

Masaoka Shiki

As he was litter. obsessed with baseball
Masaoka Shiki 正岡 子規 (1867 - 1902), greatest haiku poet
Brought it back to his hometown of Matsuyama

He even coined the term “yakyu” 野球 for Japanese baseball
Playing with his own given name (Masaoka) Noboru 升
The kanji ya 野 meaning “field” may be also spelled no
And bôru ボール being another way to designate a ball 球

base-ball

Sport d'équipe se jouant avec une balle et une batte, opposant deux équipes de neuf joueurs.

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