Yuki Uno at bat

batted over .400

Read as “four hundred,” this number is the batting percentage — the ratio of the Number of Hits divided by the Number of At Bats, calculated to three decimal places. Three hundred is considered impressive.


Outstanding hitters

On offense, the Asahis delivered solid and even outstanding hitting. Asahi infielders Sally Nakamura, Joe Fukui and Yuki Uno were powerful hitters. Pitcher Kaz Suga batted over .400 every year, vied with league batting champ Ralph Spicer, and won the team batting trophy five times.


Yuki Uno at bat, Powell Ground, Vancouver, B.C., ca. 1939. Courtesy of Pat Adachi.