The top teams and the Central and Pacific Leagues had very good weeks.
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There was a lot of action on display in the first full week of NPB games.
Ema Ryan Yamazaki hopes to provide a new perspective of Japan's famous high school tournament when her documentary airs on ESPN.
Japanese baseball began play on Friday evening, three months after its campaign was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Hanshin Tigers are hoping the additions they made can help them capture the CL pennant this season.
The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks will be vying to win the league pennant for the first time since 2017.
Stadiums will be devoid of fans initially and socially distant celebrations will be the norm as the league prepares to play ball.
The BayStars' Yasuaki Yamasaki is excited to finally get the 2020 season underway.
The South Carolina native went an impressive 12-1 in his first NPB season last year for the Pacific League winners.