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JPBPA’s Baseball Christmas 2010 in Komazawa

by on Dec.04, 2010 @ 6:59 pm, under NPB

The Japan Professional Baseball Players Association's Baseball Christmas 2010 in Komazawa took place today.

The following players were mentioned as attending:

Pacific League Central League
Softbank Hawks
Settsu, Tadashi
Morifuku, Masahiko
Chunichi Dragons
Nakata, Ryoji
Matsui, Yusuke
Seibu Lions
Matsushita, Kenta
Ishii, Yoshihito
Goto, Taketoshi
Hanshin Tigers
Arai, Takahiro
Komiyama, Shinji
Chiba Lotte Marines
Watanabe, Shunsuke
Omine, Yuta
Ogino, Takashi
Omatsu, Shoitsu
Yomiuri Giants
Yamaguchi, Tetsuya
Nomaguchi, Takahiko
Sakamoto, Hayato
Nippon Ham Fighters
Koyano, Eiichi
Masui, Hirotoshi
Yakult Swallows
Ishikawa, Masanori
Oshimoto, Takehiko
Masubuchi, Tatsuyoshi
Orix Buffaloes
Moriyama, Makoto
Higa, Motoki
Hiroshima Carp
Umetsu, Tomohiro
Kimura, Shogo
Rakuten Eagles
Katayama, Hiroshi
Aoyama, Koji
Yokoyama Bay Stars
Ishikawa, Takehiro
Shimozono, Tatsuya
Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo

Schedule of Events

Time Event
10:00-10:30 Opening Ceremony
Ceremonial First Pitch - Hiroshi Mizohata (director of tourism board)
10:30-11:30 Playing catch
12:30-13:30 Playing catch (cont)
Konami Baseball Corner for elementary school kids and younger
NTT Nigashi Nihon Present Internet Radio
14:00-15:00 Checking your baseball knowledge (Quiz show with players)
Ministry of Environment's Challenge 25
Best Nine as selected by baseball players
15:15-16:00 Closing Ceremony

Notes

According to Mainichi Shimbun, about 10,000 fans showed up for the event.

Kenta Maeda (HIR) and Tsuyoshi Nishioka (LOT) were selected by NPB players as MVPs of their respective leagues.