I think Japanese like playing and watching sports. Especially, I feel so excited to watch and baseball. Actually, baseball is one of the most popular sports in Japan.
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Horace Wilson who visited Japan in 1871 taught “Bat ball playing” to Tokyo university’s students. Later, “Bat ball playing” was baseball.
Hiroshi Hiraoka who was businessman established “Shimbashi Athletic Club” that was the first authentic baseball team in 1878.
In 1882, this team played the first game with Komaba agricultural school.
In 1936, Japan Baseball Federation which was the first pro baseball league was established.
Popularity in Japan
On average, pro baseball stadiums get about 30,610 people every games
Giants gets the most people in Japan. The number of spectators has been increasing year by year since 2012.
Comparison with the world
Baseball is famous and popular sports in the world. Especially, image of baseball is America. The famous sports in America are ice hockey, basketball, American football and baseball. MLB that is American baseball league is the second popular sports in America. But the number of spectators has been decreasing year by year.
My favorite player in Japan
I like watching baseball on TV and in stadium. I like Pacific League’s game, so I tell you my three favorite players.
First, Yuki Yanagita belong to Hawks. He is outfielder, and His charms are doing “Full Swing” and have all three things that are meeting, power and quickness. His playstyle is so beautiful and we are so excited.
Next player is Takahiro Norimoto. He is pitcher and belongs to Eagles. His charms are speed of ball and stamina. I like his throw a lot. He has a high ability to get strikeout. He is one of the most represent pitcher in Japan.
Finally, Sousuke Genda belong to Lions. He is infielder, and his charms are quickness and defense skill called craftsman. He has been awarding “Golden Globe” that the player reminded good defense skill for a year from 2018. I think his defense is the best in Japan.
I want everyone to like baseball because baseball’s talk is so exciting. I want to watch baseball in stadium or on TV.
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