Kaz Suga

nisei (nee-say)

Japanese term meaning those of the second generation; people whose parents were born in Japan.

New Generations

Starting anew

Some former Asahis moved east with their families. There, they began the hard task of reestablishing themselves. The Sugas moved to Montreal where star pitcher Kaz Suga played senior baseball, the only nisei invited to try out for the Montreal Royals.

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Kaz Suga in St. Jerome uniform, September 1951. Courtesy of Pat Adachi.

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