Fife player sliding into 3rd base

The Club and the community

Devoted fans

The whole community loved their Asahi team. Fathers polished their sons’ baseball shoes, mothers passionately followed team statistics, and youngsters idolized older siblings. The language school principal, Tsutae Sato, and his wife, Hanako, were dedicated supporters.


Roy Yamamura fielding, Fife player sliding into 3rd base, Powell Ground, ca. 1939. Courtesy of Reggie Yasui.