First team of Japanese Immigrants to US

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Date 1919
Location Salt Lake City, UT, United States

The Salt Lake City Nippon baseball team was in existence in 1919. It appears to have played at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. As of November 2010, the Spread Project lists this team as the first known team of issei, or first-general Japanese immigrants, in the US.


Email from Michael Flannery, 11/21/ 2010.

Michael cites the webpage

which includes a photograph of this team. Its depiction of immigrant baseball is spare.

Submitted by Micheal Flannery


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