Asahi Players, 1935



In the Vancouver senior leagues, the Asahi club was the only ethnic team and the only team of colour. They played as the equals of their opponents. The Asahis blazed their way to triumph as champions of the game in Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest.


Asahi players at Athletic Park, 1935, from Sleeping Tigers: The Asahi Baseball Story. Written and directed by: Jari Osborne. Producer: Karen King-Chigbo. National Film Board of Canada. 2003.