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Asahi Baseball

 
 
Asahi Baseball Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 30, 2012
1. Asahi Baseball Marker
Inscription. They built a baseball diamond with the homeplate on the Jackson and Sixth Street corner and the outfield towards the railroad tracks. Rightfield was shorter and leftfield went on across Seventh Street. The centerfield was much lower than homeplate, so the centerfielder was playing in a hole! If there was a train going by, they’d have to stop the game. It was too small actually. They had a granstand too, you know.
Dr. Tokio Ishikawa
 
Location. 37° 20.964′ N, 121° 53.58′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is at the intersection of North 6th Street and Jackson Street, on the left when traveling south on North 6th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 580 North 6th Street, San Jose CA 95112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sumo Ring Site (a few steps from this marker); Japantown Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Takalkni Printing (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Japantown Garage (within shouting distance of this marker); Kawakami Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Dobashi Market
Asahi Baseball Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 30, 2012
2. Asahi Baseball Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Ken Ying Low (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Taihei Hotel (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Jose.
 
Additional keywords. Japantown
 
Categories. Asian AmericansSports
 
Detail from the Asahi Baseball Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, January 30, 2012
3. Detail from the Asahi Baseball Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 537 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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