Asahis after training

Brain Ball


The Asahi style combined more than just speed and strategy. The players also demonstrated a philosophy of teamwork, self-discipline and fair play. Good sportsmanship made the Asahis a big hit with fans. They were "a treat to watch" for their sheer love and respect for the game.


Vancouver Asahi baseball team after strenuous training at Hastings Park, 1926. Courtesy of the Kitagawa Family.