Fans at Athletic Park, 1924

Into the Mainstream

Recognition

Thousands of mainstream spectators rooted for the team, despite the openly racist world they lived in. This unstinting admiration was enough to create a feeling, for all who cheered on the Asahi, of leveling the playing field … for a time.

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Detail of fans at Athletic Park, Vancouver, 1924. BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 250.7b.

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