Monday, February 18, 2013

Oakland A's Honor the Legacy of Japanese American Baseball - March 7, 2013


WHO:           
The Oakland A’s and the Nisei Baseball Research Project
WHAT:
Honor the Legacy of Japanese American Baseball
WHEN:
Thursday, March 7, 2013, 1 pm
WHERE:
Phoenix Municipal Stadium, Phoenix, AZ

WHY:

 
March 7, 2013 marks the 70th Anniversary of the opening of the historic Zenimura Field and the official start of organized baseball played behind barbed wire at the Gila River Japanese American Internment Camp in Arizona during WWII.

The Oakland A’s have a long history of supporting the Japanese American community, and their game date and location marks the closest MLB site to the historic ball field, located approximately 40 miles south of Phoenix.
TICKETS:
To receive $4 off Lower Box or Outfield Reserve
Please visit www.oaklandathletics.com/spring
Enter coupon code JA70 for the March 7 game
MEDIA CONTACT:
Bill Staples, Jr.
Board member, Nisei Baseball Research Project
Chairman, SABR Asian Baseball Committee
billstaplesjr@gmail.com
602-614-0538

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