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.