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2013 Inter-City Baseball Tournament will take place in July

by on Jul.13, 2012 @ 1:47 am, under Industrial

The Japan Amateur Baseball Association held a board of directors meeting on Thursday and decided that the 2013 Inter-City Baseball Tournament will take place over a twelve-day period, at Tokyo Dome, beginning on July 12.

They also approved summer exhibition games in areas that were affected by the Tohoku Earthquake -- Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima -- as part of a project to help with reconstruction and restoration efforts.

The JABA will also be inviting families that have been displaced by the Tohoku Earthquake and youth baseball teams from the Tohoku region to this year's Inter-City Baseball Tournament.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/12/2012

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UPDATE 7/14 @ 3:24am - The planned summer exhibition games in Tohoku, via Sponichi:

  • July 29: A JABA Tohoku Exhibition Game will be played at Hanaizumi Sports Park Baseball Field (Iwate) -- a mixed team featuring players from club teams in the Iwate coastal areas will play a game against the Tokigawa Club Baseball Team (Saitama).
  • August 3-5: An Industrial League team will play three universities from the Sendai Big-Six Universities Baseball League in Miyagi Prefecture.
  • August 5 - An Industrial League team will play a game against a mixed team from Fukushima during the NPB's Fukushima Recovery Support Event.