Apologies for the sudden, intense wave of longing for summer sunshine that just washed over you.

According to the caption on Getty, youā€™re looking at ā€œA womenā€™s baseball team in Tokyo, Japan, circa 1960. They each have a badge reading ā€˜Okadaā€™ on their uniforms.ā€ Thereā€™s no further information, which leaves some questions: Was there an active womenā€™s professional baseball circuit in Japan circa 1960? Is this a League of Their Own scenario? If you know anything about women and baseball in midcentury Japan, please do spill.


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