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Japan: NPB to Open 2014 Season in USA

Japan: NPB to Open 2014 Season in USA

Patrick Newman of pointed out that the NPB will open its 2014 season in the USA with one game in both Los Angeles and Anaheim.

This is an interesting development. It looks like the two teams will be the Hanshin Tigers and the Yomiuri Giants based on a translation of the Japanese article Newman linked to.

This would be the first time in Japanese baseball history that the league opened the season in the USA. Major League Baseball has opened its season in Japan several times as well as Mexico and Puerto Rico.

As we get more information, we will pass it along.


About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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2 Responses to “Japan: NPB to Open 2014 Season in USA”

  1. Extra Innings says:

    Super! Absolutely love the idea.

  2. esbynum says:

    Same here. I’d love to see more of this including the KBO maybe doing the same thing in the future.


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