Bull Oda, Harry Miyasaki, Eddie Kitagawa and Tom Matoba

Players

Sustaining success

A handful of players from the team’s earliest years went on to long careers with the club. First baseman and later manager Harry Miyasaki, catcher Yo Horii, outfielders Tom Matoba and Eddie Kitagawa were some of the stalwarts. They gave the Asahis decades of continuity that helped the team to sustain success.

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Bull Oda, Harry Miyasaki, Eddie Kitagawa and Tom Matoba, ca. 1920. Courtesy of the Kitagawa Family.

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