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In 1921 a Bible school in Kyoto, Japan, was openly challenged by a neighboring Buddhist temple. The confrontation did not involve the finer points of theology (not openly) but which of the two tribes was superior at baseball. It must have been a Hell of a game.

The uncredited foreign correspondent made it known within the opening paragraphs that the Kyoto Buddhists were irked by the spread of Christianity in that region of Japan and chose to deploy any means at their disposal to gain some sort of advantage.

Twenty-one years later a Japanese team would play an American team. Read about that game here...


'Christians 2: Buddhists 1' (Literary Digest, 1921)

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