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In the stands of the Koshien, mythical Japanese baseball tournament

The suspense did not last long.The final of the Japanese high school baseball tournament, better known under the name of "Koshien", on Tuesday August 21, established the domination of a real winning machine, the Toin high school d 'Osaka: A seven-time winner since its baseball club was founded in 1988, the establishment has once again won.

He dominated by a score of 13-2 Kanano Agricultural High School in Akita County in the north of the main island, whose arrival in the final thrilled his home region.establishment of this department has reached this level, it was one hundred and three years ago! It is an understatement to say that the inhabitants of the region were proud.In this public high school, we cannot play in winter, because of the snow, and all the players are from the area.They were not recruited.by "scouts" all over Japan.

Fans will be able to console themselves, because their team has been worn by the one who already looks like a future star of Japanese baseball: Kosei Yoshida, who throws at more than 150 km/h - on average, in Koshien, it is rather from 120 to 130 km/h - and is already in a good position in the draft of the professional teams, as are two Toin players.

Forty-nine competing teams

The Toin high school, for its part, enters a little more into the legend of a tournament imagined in 1915 by the director of the daily Asahi, Ryohei Murayama, and which is an institution in a country mad about this practice which came from America at the end of the 19th century and almost monopolized by the Japanese.It is the only imported sport to retain a strictly Japanese name, "yakyu".Even football, called "shukyu" before and during the war when English words were banned, quickly reverted to the "Soccer".

Posted Date: 2020-09-15

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