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[Tas Yamada sliding into first base, Heart Mountain, Wyoming, May 1944]

Shimada, Mori [ bio ]

[Tas Yamada sliding into first base, Heart Mountain, Wyoming, May 1944]
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Heart Mountain, Wyo., May 1944


Gift of Mori Shimada


1 photographic print : b&w;

Tas Yamada slides into first base as the catcher, George Miyahara, stands facing the viewer waiting for the ball with glove ready. Bother wear baseball uniforms. Yamada has the number "13" on his back. Miyahara has "ASAHI" across his chest. The umpire, Harry Miyakusu, in dark jacket behind them calls him safe. Rows of barracks in background.

Tas Yamada is sliding into first base and he is from San Jose, went to Heart Mountain then after camp went to Detroit. Harry Miyakusu is the umpire from San Jose, who went to Heart Mountain, and returned to San Jose. They are all San Jose Zebras. 1944 All-Star team from Heart Mountain played visiting team from Gila River. Most of the players are wearing uniforms from local teams they played for before the war. Most of the fans were issei and they wore fedora (Stetson) hats to the game. Heart Mountain All Stars won three games to two over Gila River All Stars. But Gila River won all of the other games. All the games were at Heart Mountain.

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