|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|
|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
The Nisei Baseball Research Project will have a booth at the Matsuri Festival, Sat. & Sun., Feb 23-24, 2013, in Phoenix, AZ. Booth highlights include sales of the award-winning biography "Kenichi Zenimura, Japanese American Baseball Pioneer" and an opportunity to enter a raffle to win an autographed Kenso Zenimura baseball (no purchase required).