The collectibles’ market kills me (Evander). The hat Ruth wore during those depression days of touring recently fetched $303,277 at auction.
As for the games themselves, the major-league guys won all 22 by a whopping combined score of 250 to 45. (Though according to Geoffrey C.Ward and Ken Burns, the American team won 17 of 18 against the amateurs.) The sole bright spot for nevertheless ever-enthusiastic Japan was high-school pitching sensation Eiji Sawamura, basically the Bob Feller of Japan—at least for one day. (Eiji tragically died in 1944, serving in the Japanese Imperial Army.)
Below is the home movie by Double X, which records a modicum of the barnstorming glamour.