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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.

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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.

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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.

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Other

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.