June 7, 2011
Officials of the Nippon Meat Packers, one of the professional baseball teams, announced on June 7 that hard of hearing pitcher ISHII Yuya (29) would invite about 300 Deaf persons to the baseball game against the Yokohama team in the Sapporo Dome in Hokkaido on June 11.
His request to the team officials about the invitation to the game came to be realized.
He said, "I want those who are invited to experience something that can be done only in the Sapporo Dome by all means. I will put all my feelings if there is a chance for me to throw out and to show a firmly good pitching".
Various projects are executed as a "player's production day" on June 11.