Help Nominate Kenichi Zenimura for the Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award


Image left: Lou Gehrig, Kenichi Zenimura and Babe Ruth. Image right: Buck O'Neil and NBRP founder Kerry Yo Nakagawa.

(March 26, 2013) The National Baseball Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors an individual whose extraordinary efforts enhanced baseball's positive impact on society, broadened the game's appeal, and whose character, integrity and dignity are comparable to the qualities exhibited by O'Neil. The Nisei Baseball Research Project (NBRP) is spearheading a campaign to nominate Kenichi Zenimura (1900-1968), the Father of Japanese American Baseball, the perfect recipient of this award. You Can Help Nominate Zenimura win the Buck O’Neil award through two methods: 1) sign the online petition below; or 2) Via the optional paper form (link right) The NBRP will include your online signature supporting Zenimura for the 2014 Buck O’Neil Award to the HOF as supporting documentation for his nomination. Thanks in advance for your support.

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The Nisei Baseball Research Project (NBRP) is a non-profit founded to preserve the history of Japanese American baseball. Learn more at: niseibaseball.com.

Links

ZENIMURA'S TOP 10 CAREER HIGHLIGHTS (why he is the ideal candidate for the Buck O'Neil Award Lifetime Achievement Award.)

Optional print NOMINATION LETTER (PDF, 46K)

Discussion

  • Suguru Araki “Though I am on the outside I’ll always remember the swell time I had playing baseball here in Gila. I will be thinking of you players and fans. My memories will always be here at Gila.” (Gila River Indian News, September 2011, p.17)

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    Suguru Araki, Japan

    9 months ago City: Richmond
    State: CA
    Comments: “Though I am on the outside I’ll always remember the swell time I had playing baseball here in Gila. I will be thinking of you players and fans. My memories will always be here at Gila.” (Gila River Indian News, September 2011, p.17)
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    Michele Namba, United States

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