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Saturday, April 21, 195
& New Canadian
An l*4*p**4t*t japants+JlngLish Organ,
Published 06 Wednesday and Saturday of each week
as a medium of expression and news outlet
among those of Japanese origin in Canada
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Westerns Given Overhaul, Open League Play May 5
Westerns fans will have listen to the lineup announcement of their favorite team when it takes the field on the opening day, May 5, of the West Toronto Senior League at> St. Clair Memorial 'Stadium. After last year's disappointment, the team has been given a thorough rebuilding job, and the team will be'dotted with unfamiliar faces. .
' Possibly as many as four non-Nisei players will don the uniform that has become; a fixture at the Karlscourt Park diamond since three years ago, the first time that they have gone .to "outside" sources to .recruit players. This has been necessitated by-the lack of suitable ish-sei replacements to fill in the gaps, and in order to build up to league calibre.
Two pitchers, Al Kelly and
' Kay Gallagher, had already been
added. A hakujin at first base
and another in the outfield loom
likely, ft;;','"' . '." ��'"
Hi addition 'to these changes, Yuki Kameoka behind the plate and Sub Miike, formerly of Leamington, in the infield, are IAVO important new Nisei cogs.to the Westerns machine. They together
Maj. League Scouts Eye U.i Cal. Nisei Hurler
SALT LAKE CITY
Nishita, 6-foot Nisei pitcher from Honolulu, has been attracting the attention of major league scouts according to the Pacific Citizen. Scouts believe the star hurler of the University, of California baseball squad has the makings of a big time pitcher and have dangled bonuses to get his signature to a contract.
Nishita in 1950 won 15 games while! losing only one arid that was to the Yakima Indians of the
Playoff Berth Battle in Mixed
At the three weeks to go mark; Rovers (131, pts.) head the Toronto Nisei Major Mixed Leaguers followed by Pinbusters
(125) and Stretchrunhers (119). These three teams are practically assured of playoff berths> Aces (104) Shooting Stars (102) and Headpins (101) are in the struggle for the final spot.
Mas Isoshima at 237 has little competition in the high averages followed- by Kaide Shimizu 229 and Joe Tehara 226. Isoshima also owns high triple Nvith 841. , Among the other sex, Ginger Terakita 'heads the pack at 206 with Shirley Morita 200 and Kay Mitsuhashi 197. Kay �' Mitsii. hashi holds both the high triple and single with 778 and 302.
Feature of la*?t week's roll was Shiz Hayakawa's effort. Her 76G .and ,334 .topped everybody .including the. men who could only muster Mas Isoshima's 7S8-:.317, Tosh Fujioka 739, and Kaide Shimizu 726. Mich Isozaki total-
First Nisei Baseball League To Start Season In Canada, Vancouver JCCA Plays Exfiibitioo
Western International League. [ led 678 while:.Ginger Terakita
This year he pitched a seven inning no-run-np-hit game against the .University 'of San Francisco. �'.'.�
tely closing their lockers and Joe Koyanagi, the new;.manager will run the team from the box, although he may; get in the odd lick. "','-."�..*'��.�;'';..;.v; �"'; �','� ;',/' .':(":
The average age of the 1951 edition of the Westerns "will be below 25 years. v
In addition tothe player,changes, Westerns \vill operate on
a new.basis.;The cash pool that the team coHocts at the season will lie divided among the players rather than be given over entirely into the team equipment fund. This is the practice _ followed by all the other teams. However if -they finish .as badly .as last _yjcar,- it -\von'Uamou.nt-rto�more than- coffee and;donuts after each game for the pot is split among the teams according to the way they finish, Even if they should finish on top as in the 1949 season,; the amount per. player per game -won't be much more.
The league too will look a lot
with holdovers like Mac Oikawa, Maw Mori, ,Aki Hayashi', Aki Koyanagi and S6c Tsukamoto will help keep the Westerns as a Nisei entry. And should ; there be Nisei players of good calibre available, they will always be given preference.- :.
Since the team may carry five players from tho junior league, Westerns will be calling upon Ken Ohftra,: Key Tanaka, Carl Uchikura, Hcrby Miyasaki and Ken Ikeda up from the younger rank* to join their big brothers when needed. Of the five However, only '.'Ike-da can be called a rookie, for the others have had previous senior experience.
Ikeda is probably the brightest Nisei Baseball prospect in �Toronto. Although still young enough for juvenile ball, the well-built left-handed pltcher-outfi e I'd e r
could be the cityV outstanding i Tjiat> lho prvvjpw i)f lhc
junior player according to n \Ves- f ^^ am, .^ w .^ Toro,Uo ; H^ht housekeeping in good, mod-_� lcnw.*poko*nian, ../ - - r,oapuo: picture, exactly three! ^ homo. Char kept, ^private
VKTERANS GONE weeks from post time. Westerns
On the other end of the age by the way \vil! ''meet Oro.^town ladder, veterans K�vi Mitsui and Motors :n tho" socvi-d game of Baron \Vakabava.-hi are defi'ni- oLvnlnir dav. . .
Japanese Winner Of Boston Marathon
BOSTQNy Mass. ^- A frail teenager from Hiroshima proved that courage and stamina rather than built and experience count in long distance running by capturing, the Boston; Marathon race; on April 19, Nineteen-year old Shigeki Taiiaka> a 119-sur\'ivor,. of the atom-bomb out-raced 156 others over the 26-mile, 385-yard course finishing- three and a,half ininutes ahead of second-place John Lajfferty of Aqu-onseti it. I. ':"'.' ;
. It. was the first time that Japan had been invited to participate in the Boston classic since thie war. Tanaka's teammate, Shunji Koyj|nagi, finished._;fifth._;
By TED OTSU *
VANCOUVER, B. C. � The newly formed Vancouver JCCA btaseball loop played an exhibition game on April 15 as Vancouver Nisei opened against Vancouver District High Schoolers, The score was tied 6-6 at the end of the ?th ihning with the game called on account of darkness.
Both teams were at , full strength for the game at the Powell Street Grounds. Two home rims were slashed but, one in the early part of the game when George Fukuyama of the High Schoolers hit a drive to left field, and the other when Sub Koyanagi of the Nisei connected '.with a mighty blow that went back to centre field boundary for. an unexpected home run.
For Nisei, the pitchers were Tumpy Hinada, Sub koyanagi and Mamie Yainabe with Azu and Sub Koyanagi handling the catching^ The trio of pitchers allowed but five hits:. '�' / ' : .
Kumaiie Oye, ;Gebrge Fukuyama, and Mits Tahara allowed seven hits and H. |^akashima arid Danny Okano handled backstop chores for the Nisei High Schoolers. .... �� :��' '; \ .'-.:�� '��''�' i .:.-'� -'.'. ';.'
Eli Tokemoto Prexy Of New Boll Loop
VANCOUVER, B. C. - On-April 14 with Nobby Fujikawa, president of the Vancouver JCCA, presiding as chairman, the Vancouver Nisei Baseball Club held a meeting in which they chose Eli Takemoto as president of the JCCA Sunday Baseball League,
Others in the panel will be Tats Yamamoto, �vice'-'president; Tad Kitagawa, secreiar>'-treasur-er; Ted Otsu, publicity;', and Tumpy Hinada, equipment man.
At the night of the meeting, the first JCCA baseball dance was held at the Ukrainian Hall, formerly the Japanese Buddhist Church, and the event was enjoyed by all.
�'�.� A 3-teanv league has been formed fo play on Sundays while an all-star team will enter the Industrial Union League. All players interested m entering the league should contact'the league -president or publicity man at '020 Powell St. There are-' posL-' ��; fen for all players. ;
l*he. Vancouver. Baseball Club this year, .uridbr the sponsorship of the Vancouver JCCA, will be in .full strength with more than 12 pitchers to step to. the mound for any. game in the Industrial Union League and .the catching staff can be xirawn froin six. - Last:year there were only three or four pitchers and only two catchers but this year with the return of more Niseis to Vancouver, there wi 11 be more men to chose from. ' ' : : .
Last year the run was dominated by three South Korean �'ru'ivners who finished prie-two: threeV.':'.'�...'.'-,- =;: - - ; � -:
League games will be played *: every. Sunday at 4 p.m., at Powell Street Grounds; corner of Powell and Dunlevy. All; interested should turn out. ,
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