Baseball in the Camps
The largest of the camps was Tashme, near Hope, B.C. A senior baseball league was formed there. Former Asahi ace pitcher Naggie Nishihara came to Tashme when the camp in Kaslo was closing. He coached the Yamato team to the championship in 1945, the last year of the war.
Yamato baseball team, Tashme Senior Baseball League Champions, 1945. Yosh Mende, O.F.-P.; Jim Ota, C.-2B.; Spud Kato, 2B.-C.; G. Hayashi, 1B.; Shig Kawai, 3B.; Yo Hayashi, Capt.-S.S.-P.; N. Nishihara, Mgr.-P.-S.S.; M. Hayakawa, O.F.; Art Arai, R.F.; Tony Katsuno, L.F.; Tamo Uyesugi, C.F.; Tom Fujino, O.F. Courtesy of Reggie Yasui.