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General NPB News: July 21, 2010

by on Jul.21, 2010 @ 9:55 am, under NPB

...Each Central League game ended in walk-off fashion last night.  That has happened just three other times in NPB history (that is, all games in a one league ending with walk-offs): 5/6/1993 Pacific League; 4/2/2003 Central League; and 8/13/2005 Central League.  But it was the first time in league history that all three games ended with extra-inning walk-offs.

...The Japan Professional Baseball Players Association decided that they will be voting on what to do about a proposal from the NPB for an international game against the MLB set to take place in November.  According to the proposal, the game would be an All-Star game of sorts between the two leagues.  However, it seems that there are a number of problems with trying to schedule such a game this year due to timing reasons.