Dream Game 2011
Venue: Tokyo Dome
Date / Time: January 2, 2011, gates open 13:00
Dream Game 2011 is a charity baseball event involving players / celebrities from Japan and Korea. A portion of the proceeds from the game will go towards helping people in Haiti via Friends of the United Nations Asia-Pacific.
Schedule of Events
|13:00 - 14:00||Team Samurai vs Yokohama Young Samurai Game|
|14:15 - 16:00||Various Events for the Fans|
|15:25 - 16:10||Pro Yakyu Dream Team Practice Session|
|16:00 - 16:20||Playboys Handshake Session|
|16:30 - 17:30||Playboys Practice Session|
|17:30||Ceremony 1 Friends of the United Nations Asia-Pacific|
|17:45||Ceremony 2 Introduction of Korean Players|
|17:55||Ceremony 3 National Anthems (beginning with the Playboys)|
|18:00||Ceremony 4 Ceremonial First Pitch
Playboys vs Dream Team Game
More information about the event can be found at the official site (in Japanese).
UPDATE 1/3/2011 10:38am JST - The Dram Team beat the Playboys 12-6. 61-year-old Choji Murata faced for batted and gave up 1 hit; he also topped out at 131km/hr.
UPDATE 2:57pm JST - 21,012 fans were in attendance. Murata came into the game in relief in the 5th inning.