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The NPB after the big quake, Day 73 [May 23, 2011]

by on May.23, 2011 @ 7:41 pm, under NPB

I'll keep this updated throughout the day.


Yakult Swallows

Yoshinori Sato presented his game ball from his 2nd victory of the season (4/27 vs Yomiuri) to Izumi Saito's family.  Saito was Yoshinori's old high school battery mate and lost his life in the March 11 earthquake / tsunami.


Rakuten Eagles

The Eagles announced they'll be holding a charity fundraiser during their game against the Hanshin Tigers on the 28th (at Kleenex Stadium).  Special guests will include KAN, Noriko Kato, Morning Musume, and Aya Matsuura.



The Kinki chapter of the Japan Amateur Baseball Association announced today that they managed to collect 777,807 yen in donations during their Charity Kyoto Series (games played over a 5 day period that began on 4/30).  The entire amount, plus an additional 350,000 yen (for a total 1,127,807 yen) taken from the series budget, will be donated to the Japan Red Cross Society for relief efforts in northern Japan.