Rubber-ball baseball game held in Osaka

July 18, 2011

The 46th All Osaka Deaf Rubber-Ball Baseball Autumn Game, sponsored by the All Osaka Deaf Adult Rubber-Ball Baseball Federation, Mainichi Shimbun Osaka Community Services Group, etc) started in Yao City, Osaka Prefecture on July 17.

Eight teams from Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, and Kagawa Prefectures participated, having a heated game.

In the opening ceremony, Tajima Junpei, the captain of a Hyogo team, powerfully swore in sign language, "Fight for Japan! Cheer Up Tohoku!"

The final game will be held on July 31, and four high-ranking teams will compete in the National Athletic Meeting in Kanagawa Prefecture in September.

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