By: Garrett 野球 Baseball Yakyuu. Baseball in Japan Japan loves baseball. Nippon Professional Baseball – They have quite a few team there that can be considered

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<ul><li>Slide 1</li></ul> <p>By: Garrett Baseball Yakyuu Slide 2 Baseball in Japan Japan loves baseball. Nippon Professional Baseball They have quite a few team there that can be considered minor league. School girls are ushers signaling foul balls. Their games can end in a tie. Fans cheer for each batter that comes to the plate. Each batter has his own cheer. Slide 3 Baseball in Washington Washington has a professional baseball team the Mariners. They have not won a world series yet but they have had some great players over time. Many Japanese people like the Mariners because of the players they had, Ichiro Suzuki and Hisashi Iwakuma. There is quite a few of Mariners fans now because they are starting to become good again. Slide 4 Connections They have the same rules. Japanese baseball is about 50 years behind American baseball but they are developing it to their customs. They both can use foreign players on the teams. They both have great and dedicated fans. The players make quite a bit of money. (430 million yen 25.7 million dollars). Slide 5 Gurabu, Batt no herumetto, Yaky batto, Yaky, Hmubsu, Slide 6 Japan Baseball History Baseball dates back to sometime between 1867- 1873(early Meiji era). Introduced by Horace Wilson a professor at Kaisei Gakko (Tokyo Unizersity) In 1873 Albert Bates, an American teaching at Kaitaku University organized the first game. The first Japanese baseball team, the Shinbashi Athletic Club Athletics were organized in 1878 by railway engineer Hiroshi Hiraoka. The First Professional team was founded in 1920. http://www.baseballreference.com/bullpen/History_of_baseball_in_Japan Slide 7 Interesting fact Tickets range in price from around 1000 yen($9.11) for non- reserved bleacher seats to upwards of 15,000 yen($136.77) for field level seats. Slide 8 References History of baseball in Japan. (n.d.). Retrieved November 4, 2014. http://www.baseballreference.com/bullpen/History_of_baseball_in_ Japan http://www.baseballreference.com/bullpen/History_of_baseball_in_ Japan </p>