Mike Maruno


Versatile infielders

In the infield, there were many versatile players like original Asahi Ted Furumoto, a shortstop, pitcher and right fielder. A decade later, Mike Maruno played shortstop, third base, catcher and almost every position. The talented Maruno, like third baseman Herbie Tanaka and catcher Reggie Yasui, combined a strong throwing arm with very fast running.


Mike Maruno, ca. 1939. Courtesy of Pat Adachi.