The home plate from the Gila River War Relocation Center

The home plate from the Gila River War Relocation Center, south of Chandler, has been put on exhibit at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

The addition of the wooden home plate coincides Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which led to the forced removal and incarceration of 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry during WWII.

The Nisei Baseball Research Project and the Arizona Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League partnered to get the relic exhibited.

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