From its lush, subtropic source, the St. Johns River flows north through Florida, bearing with it islands of floating water hyacinths and schools of fat bass. In places wider than the Nile, the river provides a delightful playground for the angler and the casual vacationer.
After years of frustration in the minors, Joe Stanka pitched his ball club to the pennant. He became a national hero. But it was not quite the classic movie script—his team was the Nankai Hawks of Osaka. His story is also one of awesome determination and delicate international relations