Download e-book for kindle: Kenichi Zenimura, Japanese American Baseball Pioneer by Jr. Staples Bill

By Jr. Staples Bill

ISBN-10: 0786461349

ISBN-13: 9780786461349

whereas the tale of the Negro Leagues has been good documented, few baseball enthusiasts find out about the japanese American Nisei Leagues, or in their such a lot influential determine, Kenichi Zenimura (1900–1968). a skilled participant who excelled in any respect 9 positions, Zenimura used to be additionally a revered supervisor and may turn into the japanese American community’s baseball ambassador. He labored tirelessly to advertise the sport at domestic and overseas, best goodwill journeys to Asia, assisting to barter excursions of Japan by way of Negro League All-Stars and Babe Ruth, and setting up a 32-team league in the back of the barbed twine of Arizona’s Gila River Internment Camp in the course of global conflict II. this primary biography of the “Father of Japanese-American Baseball” supplies an intensive and engaging account of Zenimura’s life.

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