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American Samoa is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of the sovereign state of Samoa, formerly known as Western Samoa. The main (largest and most populous) island is Tutuila, with the Manuʻa Islands, Rose Atoll, and Swains Island also included in the territory. American Samoa is part of the Samoan Islands chain, located west of the Cook Islands, north of Tonga, and some 300 miles (500 km) south of Tokelau. To the west are the islands of the Wallis and Futuna group. The 2000 census showed a total population of 57,291. The total land area is 200.22 km² (77.305 sq mi). American Samoa's national team is overseen by the American Samoa Baseball Association. Ben Solaita and Tony Solaita were born and died here.


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[edit] Further Reading

  • Joel S. Franks: Asian Pacific Americans and Baseball: A History, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2008.
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