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Inter-league News: May 11, 2010

by on May.11, 2010 @ 10:05 pm, under NPB

The NPB held a press conference earlier today to mark the start of the Inter-league games set to begin tomorrow.  Hideaki Wakui (SEI), Takashi Ogino (LOT), Chihiro Kaneko (ORI), Norichika Aoki (YAK), Seiichi Uchikawa (YOK) and Shun Tono (YOM) were on hand at the press conference.

The Pacific League has been triumphant since the start of Inter-league play in 2005.

Year CL Win Ties PL Wins Champion
2009 70 7 67 Softbank Hawks
2008 71 0 73 Softbank Hawks
2007 66 4 74 Nippon Ham Fighters
2006 107 1 108 Chiba Lotte Marines
2005 104 7 105 Chiba Lotte Marines

The JR Yamanote line in Tokyo is also running 6 trains covered with images of players from various teams, a moving advertisement for the Inter-league series.  The trains have been running since the 7th and will continue to run through the end of this month.