Sports

Sports leagues were important institutions for Japanese Americans growing up on the West Coast. Both boys and girls played basketball, baseball and other sports. The traditional Japanese martial arts of judo and kendo were practiced as well. Baseball became the primary sport for young Japanese Americans who were often prohibited from playing in the white leagues. The highly competitive games in the all-Japanese American leagues built pride and a sense of community.

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Sports (361)

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Men in stadium (ddr-densho-466-721)
img Men in stadium (ddr-densho-466-721)
Caption below photo on album page: Track - July 1945 Spagetti Bowl
Shoso Nakamoto competing in track race (ddr-densho-475-588)
img Shoso Nakamoto competing in track race (ddr-densho-475-588)
Black and white photograph of Shoso Nakamoto running in a track race. Written below the image is: "C.C.A.L. 50 YD.&100 YD. Record-Holder" in white pencil. Written along the top of the album page is: Shoso Nakamoto 1941 'Hayseed' Captain" in white pencil.
Shoso Nakamoto high jumping (ddr-densho-475-593)
img Shoso Nakamoto high jumping (ddr-densho-475-593)
Black and white photograph of Shoso Nakamoto, the 1941 "Hayseed" captain, in the midst of a high jump. Written along the top of the album page is: Shoso Nakamoto 1941 'Hayseed' Captain" in white pencil. Written along the bottom of the album page is: "'Sho' in Action... Take Off..... Over the Bar........ And Over'" in white …
Tak Shiba (ddr-densho-475-605)
img Tak Shiba (ddr-densho-475-605)
Black and white photograph of Tak Shiba about to cross the finish line in a track race. Written below the photograph on the album page is: "Tak Shiba of San Mateo" in white pencil.
Man in track uniform (ddr-densho-475-601)
img Man in track uniform (ddr-densho-475-601)
Black and white photograph of an unidentified man in track uniform that says "Ramblers" across the chest.
Pete Masuoka pole vaulting (ddr-densho-475-597)
img Pete Masuoka pole vaulting (ddr-densho-475-597)
Black and white photograph of Pete Masuoka pole vaulting.
Man running (ddr-densho-475-602)
img Man running (ddr-densho-475-602)
Black and white photograph of an unidentified young man in a "Ramblers" track uniform running in a race.
High jump (ddr-densho-475-611)
img High jump (ddr-densho-475-611)
Black and white photograph of an unidentified person performing a high jump.
Hurdle (ddr-densho-475-600)
img Hurdle (ddr-densho-475-600)
Black and white photograph of an unidentified young man jumping a hurdle.
High jump (ddr-densho-475-609)
img High jump (ddr-densho-475-609)
Black and white photograph of an unidentified person performing a high jump. Written below the the photograph on the album page is: "With Ease" in white pencil.
Shoso Nakamoto with coach Andy Hardin (ddr-densho-475-590)
img Shoso Nakamoto with coach Andy Hardin (ddr-densho-475-590)
Black and white photograph of Shoso Nakamoto (left) and Andy Hardin (right). Written below the image is: "'Sho' with coach 'Andy' Hardin" in white pencil. Written along the top of the album page is: Shoso Nakamoto 1941 'Hayseed' Captain" in white pencil.
Shoso Nakamoto high jumping (ddr-densho-475-591)
img Shoso Nakamoto high jumping (ddr-densho-475-591)
Black and white photograph of Shoso Nakamoto, the 1941 "Hayseed" captain, in the midst of a high jump. Written along the top of the album page is: Shoso Nakamoto 1941 'Hayseed' Captain" in white pencil. Written along the bottom of the album page is: "'Sho' in Action... Take Off..... Over the Bar........ And Over'" in white …
Pete Masuoka (ddr-densho-475-603)
img Pete Masuoka (ddr-densho-475-603)
Black and white photograph of Pete Masuoka in a track uniform. Written on the album page below the photograph is: "Pete Masuoka of Sebastapol" in white pencil.
Track race (ddr-densho-475-607)
img Track race (ddr-densho-475-607)
Black and white photograph of several unidentified men competing in a track race.
Pete Masuoka pole vaulting (ddr-densho-475-599)
img Pete Masuoka pole vaulting (ddr-densho-475-599)
Black and white photograph of Pete Masuoka pole vaulting.
Pole vault (ddr-densho-475-606)
img Pole vault (ddr-densho-475-606)
Black and white photograph of an unidentified person performing a pole vault.
Man running (ddr-densho-475-604)
img Man running (ddr-densho-475-604)
Black and white photograph of an unidentified man sprinting in competition
Man practicing the high jump (ddr-densho-475-596)
img Man practicing the high jump (ddr-densho-475-596)
Black and white photograph of an unidentified young man practicing the high jump. Written on the album page below the photograph is: 'Practice makes perfect'... Form" in white pencil.
Pole vault (ddr-densho-475-608)
img Pole vault (ddr-densho-475-608)
Black and white photograph of an unidentified person performing a pole vault.
Young man on track field (ddr-densho-475-610)
img Young man on track field (ddr-densho-475-610)
Black and white photograph of an unidentified young man in a sweater and jeans standing on a track field, holding cleats and track uniform.
Shoso Nakamoto high jumping (ddr-densho-475-592)
img Shoso Nakamoto high jumping (ddr-densho-475-592)
Black and white photograph of Shoso Nakamoto, the 1941 "Hayseed" captain, in the midst of a high jump. Written along the top of the album page is: Shoso Nakamoto 1941 'Hayseed' Captain" in white pencil. Written along the bottom of the album page is: "'Sho' in Action... Take Off..... Over the Bar........ And Over'" in white …
Young man sitting on ground in athletic gear (ddr-densho-475-595)
img Young man sitting on ground in athletic gear (ddr-densho-475-595)
Black and white photograph of an unidentified young man in a sweatshirt and sunglasses. Written on the album page below the photograph is: "Glamorized" in white pencil.
Shoso Nakamoto in track uniform (ddr-densho-475-589)
img Shoso Nakamoto in track uniform (ddr-densho-475-589)
Black and white photograph of Shoso Nakamoto in track uniform. Written below the image is: "High jumped 5' " for C.C.A.L. record" in white pencil. Written along the top of the album page is: Shoso Nakamoto 1941 'Hayseed' Captain" in white pencil.
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