Arizona Spring Training 2014
Book Signing @ Sibley's West
Friday, March 7, 2014
6:00 pm to 8 pm
Sibley's West: The Chandler and Arizona Gift Shop
72 S. San Marcos Place
Chandler, AZ 85225
From the Arizona Republic (3/4/14):
From 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 7, two Valley authors will sign copies of their baseball-related books at Sibley’s West in downtown Chandler. Susie Steckner, a Phoenix native and former Arizona Republic reporter, wrote “Cactus League Spring Training” and Chandler’s Bill Staples Jr. wrote “Kenichi Zenimura: Japanese American Baseball Pioneer.”
“Cactus League Spring Training” details the history of major-league teams coming to the state for spring training starting with the New York Giants and Cleveland Indians in 1947. Steckner wrote the book as a volunteer project for the Mesa Historical Museum and that organization provided most of the book’s photos.
“Kenichi Zenimura: Japanese American Baseball Pioneer” chronicles the story of the man recognized as the father of Japanese-American baseball. If follows him from his pre-World War II days through organizing a league among Japanese-Americans who were held at internment camps on the Gila River Reservation during WWII. Zenimura attempted to boost professional baseball leagues in Japan during the 1950s.
Article link and info on other Chandler baseball-related events in March.