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|
|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.