Roy Yamamura umpiring

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Mr. Ump

Roy Yamamura umpired Toronto Pee Wee baseball for over thirty years. “One year he was a guest of honour at a sports banquet with Ted Williams, the Boston Red Sox star. When Yamamura was introduced, the audience stood and applauded. Williams said to Yamamura, ‘It’s the first time I’ve seen an umpire given a standing ovation.’”


Roy Yamamura umpiring a baseball game, Toronto, ON, May 1979. From Pat Adachi, Asahi: A Legend in Baseball, Etobicoke, Ont.: Coronex Printing and Publishing Ltd., 1992, p. 184.