News clipping from Tairiku Nippo, 1921

Sutoraiku, boru, seifu, auto

Baseball words for strike, ball, safe, out, that sound like the English words.

Into the Mainstream

Sutoraiku, boru, seifu, auto

“Meaningful conversation about politics, government, philosophy and religion was difficult between issei parent and nisei offspring. Perhaps it was impossible,” observes Roy Ito. “Baseball was one subject everyone could discuss … The box scores were in the Japanese language papers … Asahi were a focal point, the pride of the community.”

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“Lessons in Baseball,” news clipping from Tairiku Nippo, May 3-11, 1921.

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