Vancouver Sun newsclipping, 1926

On the Field

Handling adversity

On the field, in the ballparks and in the sports pages, the Asahis faced unfair calls, hostile heckling and racist headlines. They were routinely called “Japs,” “Nips,” or “Little Brown Men.”


“Ready For B.C. Baseball Playoff,” Vancouver Sun headline August 7, 1926. The Asahis were awarded the Faye O’Neill Cup by default when their opponents refused to play for it.