Read the Story of Baseball’s Most Remarkable Pitcher

Ever hear of Victor Starffin? Born in Russia … displaced by the Russian Revolution and World War I … becomes Japan’s first great professional pitcher … banned from baseball and exiled to an interment camp by the Japanese government during World War II … returns to action on the diamond and becomes Japan’s first 300-game winner … killed at age 40 in a most mysterious auto crash …


As baseball historian Richard Puff once wrote …

“Victor Starffin’s life reads like a Hollywood novel and, in a way, so do his pitching statistics …”

The complete Victor Starffin story is now available on-line from the SABR BIOGRAPHY PROJECT at the following link:

And if you want to see a live clip of Starffin pitching, there is also one of those available on You-Tube:



If you like baseball mystery stories, don’t miss this one drawn from real life.


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