Asahi Clovers

battery mates

The pitcher and catcher.

Recruiting Talent

Battery mates

Boys were groomed early by the Asahi club, with players starting as young as eight or nine years old. Key positions like pitcher and catcher trained together as battery mates. Youngsters advanced together through the years. Soon enough, they would be ready to join the senior Asahi team to compete with Vancouver's best.

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Asahi Clovers, Powell St. Ground, April 2, 1923. Courtesy of the Kitagawa Family.

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