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Wayne Graczyk

Wayne Graczyk has written the "Baseball Bullet-In" column in The Japan Times since 1976. A native of New Jersey, he came to Japan in 1969 with the U.S. Air Force and is a 1977 graduate of Tokyo's Sophia University. Wayne was the long-time (1977-2004) sports editor of the Tokyo Weekender newspaper, he covers Yomiuri Giants baseball games for Nippon TV and, since 1976, he has compiled the Japan Pro Baseball Fan Handbook & Media Guide. He is a member of the Tokyo Sportswriters Club and the Foreign Sportswriters Association of Japan.


Wayne Graczyk, the baseball columnist for The Japan Times for the past 40 years, passed away at the age of 68 on April 19. His final column was posted on April 8.

Readers can continue to access his coverage of Japanese baseball through the online archives.

For Wayne Graczyk's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Baseball | BASEBALL BULLET-IN Mar 11, 2017

BayStars look to replicate Carp's 2016 success

Can the Yokohama BayStars become this year's Hiroshima Carp? It was the Carp who seemingly came from a so-so fourth-place finish in 2015 to win the 2016 Central League pennant by a whopping 17½ games. Hiroshima put together a team of veterans and young players, produced ...