Episode 21 – Baseball

NNM 2010. Portrait of Two Women Playing Baseball

SJCTM - 21 - Baseball

In this episode, Raymond and Carolyn discuss the Japanese Canadian favourite of baseball. While the Vancouver Asahi are the most famous Japanese Canadian baseball team, there were many Nikkei teams and leagues throughout BC before the forced removal, in the camps during internment, and even some established east of the Rockies in the 1950s and beyond.

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Further reading:

Adachi, Pat. Asahi: A Legend in Baseball. Etobicoke: Coronex Printing and Publishing Ltd, 1992.

Asahi: Canadian Baseball Legends. Online exhibit - Nikkei National Museum / Virtual Museum Canada, 2007.

"Asahi: Legends of Baseball". Nikkei Stories, 2015. Web. http://nikkeistories.com

The New Canadian newspaper online archives. 

Osborne, Jari (dir). Sleeping Tigers: The Asahi Baseball Story. National Film Board of Canada, 2003.