Roy Yamamura

Baseball Card - Roy Yamamura

Shortstop 1923-1941

The favourite with fans. Cool, clear-headed player barely five feet tall. Incomparable stealing bases. Described as one of the smartest shortstops and most daring base runners ever seen in Vancouver. Played shortstop with the winning British Columbia Champions in 1926. Signed with Vancouver’s top division Arrows in 1931 for two years. Remained with the Asahi as an invaluable player and manager 1938-1941.

Awards

1925 Leading Base Stealer, Terminal League
1938 Asahi Batting Champion, tie with Kaz Suga at .400

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