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First Major League Player to Play in Japan

Picture of a BaseballTrivia Question

Who was the first former Major League Baseball player to play in Japan?

Trivia Question Answer



Phil Paine, who made his major league debut with the Boston Braves in 1951, pitched 9 games with the Nishitetsu Lions in Nippon Professional Baseball in 1953. He came back to the states to play with the Milwaukee Braves (1954-1957) and the St. Louis Cardinals (1958).