Baseball Making Inroads Into Myanmar

No member of the Myanmar national baseball team is quitting their day job any time soon. Made up of players in their 20s, 30s and 40s, the club includes maintenance workers, a teacher, as well as a cook. The coach, Toru Iwasaki, is the founder of a private primary school in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon. He is originally from Japan and started the baseball program 18 years ago. “Of course in Myanmar, football [soccer] is the most popular sport,” Iwasaki said. “My passion is...

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