This Is a Real Thing: Interview with the manager of the Iranian National Baseball Team

In my work as the founder of The Baseball United Foundation, we focus primarily on Europe and the United States. But we are baseball fans and we love to hear stories about how baseball is spreading across the world.

Iran, for example. Yes, really.

This is an audio interview I conducted with Toma Irokawa – the manager of Iran’s National Baseball Team. Toma discusses the challenges he faces as he tries to spread the game of baseball throughout Iran. So far, it sounds like he’s doing a great job!

If you have questions for Toma about baseball in Iran, post them at the Iran forum on