Vancouver Asahi All-Stars, 1921

Tour of Japan

Asahi All-Stars

Among the Vancouver Asahi All-Stars were seven pitchers: Mickey Kitagawa, captain of the team, George Tanaka, Ted Furumoto, Happy Yoshioka, Yuji Uchiyama who was manager of the Mikado youth team, Joe Brown, and Tat Larson, a giant over six feet tall with a fiery delivery. Infielder S. Iga from Seattle also came, along with coach Ernie Paepke from Vancouver.

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Vancouver Asahi All-Stars, 1921. BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 256.44.Back L-R: Ernie Paepke, Joe Nimi, [unidentified], T. Kikukawa, Ted Larson, Yuji Uchiyama, Hatsu Mickey Kitagawa, Joe Brown, White. Front L-R: Yosomatsu Nishizaki, Teddy Furumoto, Eddie Kitagawa, Tom Miyata, M. Yoshioka, S. Iga, Yo Horii. Courtesy of the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.

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