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  • Saturday, March 01, 2008

    Family firsts

    I didn't know any of this until a (second or third) cousin emailed this...

    My great uncle by marriage on my father's side -- my grandmother older sister's husband -- is a "first" in sports history. His name was Kenso Nushida, and he was the first Japanese American to play professional baseball in the United States (keeping in mind that Hawai`i wasn't part of the US until 1959).

    Okay, yes, it was certainly the minor leagues, the farm teams... but it was also 1932.

    Pretty cool.

    Here's a picture of him.

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