Friday 15th December 2017,

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Taunts Against Asian Ball Players Nothing New. JACL Speaks Out on Slant Eye Incident

posted by Randall
Hideo Nomo

Hideo Nomo

The Los Angles Dodgers have had a long history of Asian players on their team, and unfortunately an equally long list of racist incidents.

The first Japanese player to play in the All Star game and win Rookie of the Year was Dodger Hideo Nomo. Fellow Dodgers Chan Ho Park and Hong-Chih Kuo … Read more

East Asian American

Sep 21, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Twitter Responds To A Racist Tweet By The San Jose Giants

Twitter Responds To A Racist Tweet By The San Jose Giants

posted by Tanvi Wattal

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The San Jose Giants, already gloomy after a sub-par season, have more bad news.

Japanese Heritage Night in San Jose, CA started off as good publicity for the Giants. However, a failed attempt at humor from their public relations team put them in a bad light.

Three members of the team were recorded … Read more

Chinese American

Mar 30, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Coach Benched After Mocking Asian American Player in San Francisco

Coach Benched After Mocking Asian American Player in San Francisco

posted by Randall

Galileo High School, San FranciscoThe San Francisco Unified School District has confirmed to the San Francisco Chronicle that a high school baseball coach has been suspended after being accused of mocking an Asian American player.

Don Papa has been head coach since 2004 at Galileo, a high school with a large Asian American student population.

Papa allegedly used a … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Dec 27, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Fourth Most Viewed Story of Year: Addison Russell Caps All Star Championship Season

Fourth Most Viewed Story of Year: Addison Russell Caps All Star Championship Season

posted by Randall
Addison Russell

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell hits his Grand Slam

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

AsAmNews continues its countdown of the top five most popular stories of the year with an update on number 4.

What a year it’s been for Cubs shortstop Addison Russell.

The Filipino American made his first All Star game appearance … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 29, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Idaho State Journal: Baseball Field at Incarceration Camp to be Rebuilt

Idaho State Journal: Baseball Field at Incarceration Camp to be Rebuilt

posted by Randall
Minidoka

Minidoka

You might call it a Japanese American field of dreams in the midst of a nightmare.

The Idaho State Journal reports that a baseball field used by those incarcerated at Minidoka will be reconstructed.

It’s a joint project of the National Park Service and Friends of Minidoka. They are seeking both volunteers and donors … Read more

Asian Americans

Jan 28, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on MySpace Co-Founder Offers to Pay SF Giants to Keep Tim Lincecum

MySpace Co-Founder Offers to Pay SF Giants to Keep Tim Lincecum

posted by Susan Chang
Tim Lincecum

Tim Lincecum

The three-time World Series title and two-time Cy Young Award winner, Tim Lincecum, will likely not be wearing the red and orange of the San Francisco Giants in 2016.

For the first time in his career, this 31-year-old Filipino American right-hander will be a free agent.

While many Giants fans will be sad … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

May 26, 2015 Ξ Comments Off on WBUR: Chinese Japanese Rivalry Played Out on Baseball Diamond

WBUR: Chinese Japanese Rivalry Played Out on Baseball Diamond

posted by Randall

Japanese American baseball team

The Sino Japanese War was recreated on the baseball field in Oakland, California by two promoters looking for any angle to draw in new fans.

WBUR reports the game between the Pacific Coast League’s Sacramento Senators and the Oakland Oaks pitted 5′ 2″ 100 pound [Kenso] Nushida against 6′ 2″ pitcher Lee Gum Hong who … Read more

Asian Americans

KoreAm: Former Pitchers Chan Ho Park, Hideo Nomo To Be Honored Friday

posted by Theodore Tae

Chan Ho Park Two of Asia’s pioneering baseball pitchers will be recognized at ceremonies in their respective home countries Friday, reports KoreAm.

Chan Ho Park, 41, is the first South Korean to play in major league baseball and will be honored at the Korean Professional Baseball All-Star Game at Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea. Park spent … Read more

Community Issues

Jan 11, 2014 Ξ Comments Off on KCET: Baseball shaped the Japanese American identity

KCET: Baseball shaped the Japanese American identity

posted by Randall

Japanese American baseball teamBaseball was an important part of shaping the Japanese American identity, according to a story by Ryan Reft on KCET. (photo by IMLS DCC)

The first Japanese American baseball team formed in 1903 in San Francisco by the Fuji Athletic Club.

Competition was multi-racial with Caucasians, Filipino, Portuguese, and Japanese laborers competing against … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Apr 26, 2013 Ξ Comments Off on New York Times: Korean MLB Players Source of Pride for Korean Americans

New York Times: Korean MLB Players Source of Pride for Korean Americans

posted by Randall

 

Los Angeles DodgersLos Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu is just the 14th major league ball player from Korea to play in the major leagues.

The excitement surrounding his recent appearance against the New York Mets at Citi Field brought back memories of another Korean ball player, according to a blog post by Andrew Keh in the … Read more

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