Roy Yamamura and Collingwood player

Brain Ball

Asahi advantage

The Asahis would not have succeeded without strong hitters, but they were mainly smaller and shorter than their opponents. Since they could not consistently out-slug the competition, the Asahis decided to out-think and out-run them. Being closer to the ground was an advantage.


Roy Yamamura and Collingwood Collies player, ca. 1939. Courtesy of Pat Adachi.