Staples: Nisei vs. Negro League baseball behind barbed wire in 1943

From SABR member Bill Staples Jr. at Blogspot on October 18, 2018:

On this day 75 years ago, the Gila News-Courier headline read “Phoenix Colored Nine Smashed by Butte, 11-3.” According to the Nisei Baseball Research Project, this is the only time a baseball game between a Negro League team and a Nisei team occurred in a Japanese American incarceration camp during WWII.

This historic match up was detailed in my book, “Kenichi Zenimura, Japanese American Baseball Pioneer.” The excerpt from the Zenimura biography is featured below. Click here to read the original article from Oct. 19, 1943.

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Originally published: October 19, 2018. Last Updated: October 19, 2018.