8. Softball Game (壘球賽) by Artist Chao-Min Liu (劉兆民) / 2000


Softball Game 壘球賽

by Chao-Min Liu, oil on canvas 36” x 48”

The first generation of Taiwanese Americans quickly fell in love with the game of softball. Students from Taiwan often gathered together during the summer weekends to play softball. It was also a good family outing for young couples and their children. They also organized travel teams to different locations to participate in the Taiwanese Americans regional softball tournament every year. As time progressed, softball teams have grown to consist of parents and their teenage children. Second generation Taiwanese Americans have also continued the softball tradition in our local communities.

This painting depicts both young male and female players. It also reflects the retired player who serves as the home base referee.