BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.3577@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20120324T000000Z DTEND:20120324T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Few baseball fans know about the Japanese American Nisei League s\, or of their most influential figure\, Kenichi Zenimura (1900-1968). A talented player who excelled at all nine positions\, Zenimura was also a r espected manager and would become the Japanese American community's baseba ll ambassador. He worked tirelessly to promote the game at home and abroad \, leading goodwill trips to Asia\, helping to negotiate tours of Japan by Negro League All-Stars and Babe Ruth\, and establishing a 32-team league behind the barbed wire of Arizona's Gila River Internment Camp during Worl d War II.\n\nThis first biography of the "Father of Japanese-American Base ball" delivers a thorough and fascinating account of Zenimura's life.\n\nF ree with Museum admission.&nbsp\;Reservations recommended to rsvp@janm.org or 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours prior.\n\n<a href="http://www.janm.org/ " target="_blank">www.janm.org</a>\n<a href="http://janmstore.com/151315.h tml" target="_blank">Purchase&nbsp\;<em>Kenichi Zenimura</em>&nbsp\;from t he Museum Store &gt\;&gt\;</a> SUMMARY:BOOKS & CONVERSATIONS: "Kenichi Zenimura\, Japanese American Baseba ll Pioneer" by Bill Staples\, Jr. URL:/en/events/2012/03/24/books-conversations-kenichi-zenimura-japanese/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR