Tag Archives: Nikkei Baseball

Baseball had been a popular pastime in Japanese American communities for years prior to World War Two. When the incarceration of people of Japanese descent finally ended, players and fans returned to their leagues, particularly in California and Hawaii. Japan, … Continue reading

As the St. Louis Cardinals play their 2013 home opener today,¬†Japanese or Japanese American players are no unusual site in Major League ballparks.¬† But that wasn’t always the case. Samuel Regalado notes that the first Major Leaguer of Japanese American … Continue reading

Bill Littlefield, the host of NPR’s Only a Game interviewed Samuel Regalado, the author of Nikkei Baseball: Japanese American Players from Immigration and Internment to the Major Leagues. The interview ran on the March 9, 2013, broadcast of Only a … Continue reading