News in Review The Asahi Baseball Team Remembered

News in Review The Asahi Baseball Team Remembered

In the 1930s the Asahi baseball team was the pride of Vancouver’s Little Tokyo. In a David vs. Goliath triumph over bigger Caucasian teams, the upstart Japanese-Canadian players became unbeatable, winning the prestigious Pacific Northwest Championship for five consecutive years. But by 1942 Canada was at war with Japan and soon everyone of Japanese descent, whether born in Canada or not, was sent to internment camps. The CBC’s Duncan McCue profiles how one team member faced up to hardship, racism and isolation, and survived to see his team inducted into Canada’s Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • 2003
  • 00:16:55
  • 13-14
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