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When 772 pitches isn't enough

Tomohiro Anraku will throw as much as it takes to defend his nation's honor

Originally Published: July 21, 2013
By Chris Jones | ESPN The Magazine

THESE ARE Tomohiro Anraku's last moments of invisibility. Outside Japan, at least, he has been that ultra-rarity -- the unseen sensation, a real-life Sidd Finch, his story so impossible that he's been spoken about only in whispers or exclamations.

He is out there somewhere on this all-dirt field; he is one of these few dozen possible boys. But on this overcast Saturday morning in June, before the start of the first of two exhibition games in Akashi City, ...

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