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John Berry

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John Berry JOHN BERRY is a semi-retired accountant and long time baseball fan and history buff. A history graduate from the University of Colorado, with an emphasis in American and Far Eastern Studies, he learned many years ago from a college professor about a Russian who was a great professional baseball player in Japan. Thinking it might be an intriguing story, he decided to research Starffin’s story as a retirement project.

Japan's White Russian Hurler

Russian Life: May/June 2012
There is not a single Russian-born player in the American Baseball Hall of Fame. Yet if the tide of history had flowed just a bit differently, Victor Starffin might well have ended up in Cooperstown alongside Ruth, Gehrig, Killebrew and Mays.
Author: John Berry
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