Mariners' Wakamatsu is first Asian-American manager in majors

Updated: November 20, 2008, 9:24 AM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- Don Wakamatsu is proud to be the first Asian-American manager in major league history. He's also keenly aware of what his grandparents endured, generations before he took over the Seattle Mariners.

During World War II, the United States government moved his Japanese ancestors across the country from one internment camp to another. Wakamatsu's father, an iron worker, was born in one.

"I'm proud to represent some of what they went through in their lifetime," Wakamatsu said. ...

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