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  • Collection: Shades of Tulare County

Parade in Hiroshima for Ben Mitsuyoshi and Howard and Harvey Zenemira

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Ben Mitsuyoshi and Harvey and Howard Zenemira are honored by a parade in Hiroshima, Japan. The three Tulare and Fresno County men played professional baseball for the Hiroshima Carps.

Ben Mitsuyoshi in dugout at Hiroshima Carps baseball game

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Ben Mitsuyoshi (center) in dugout with teammates at a baseball game. Ben played for the Hiroshima Carps professional baseball team.

Ben Mitsutoshi at Mazda Motors, Japan

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Ben Mitsuyoshi (second from left) was entertained by the Mazda Motors CEO in Hiroshima. Ben was playing professional baseball with the Hiroshima Carps at the time.

Ben Mitsuyoshi with Hiroshima Carps baseball team

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Ben Mitsuyoshi (center) with teammates, Howard and Harvey Zenemira (from Fresno, California), played on the 1953 Hiroshima Carps professional baseball team in Japan's Central League in 1953.

Japanese professional baseball players

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Professional Japanese baseball players pictured in a Japanese sports magazine in 1954. Ben Mitsuyoshi, age 26, is pictured here.

Japanese professional baseball players

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Professional Japanese baseball players pictured in a Japanese sports magazine in 1954. One of them, Makato Kozury, was considered the "Baba Ruth of Japan" at the time.

Hasebe family

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Pictured in this Hasebe family photo are (back row) Aiko and Michael Hasebe, and (front row) sons Steven (left) and Randall.

Hasebe family in Ivanhoe, California

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Hasebe family in Ivanhoe, California, November 1968. Pictured (left to right) are: Ikuko Hasebe (Micheal's mother), Sawano Yamashita (Aiko Hasebe's mother), Steven Hasebe, Randall Hasebe and Aiko.

Visalia Buddhist Church YBA basketball team

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Michael Hasebe (on the left) is pictured with the 1976 Visalia Buddhist Church YBA basketball team. His eldest son, Randall, is pictured in the front row, left.

Ben Mitsuyoshi with Hiroshima Carps baseball team

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Ben Mitsuyoshi (center) with teammates, Howard and Harvey Zenemira (from Fresno, California), played on the 1953 Hiroshima Carps professional baseball team in Japan's Central League in 1953.