Interleague play, which was introduced to Japanese baseball for the first time ever this season, appears to be a big hit, if not quite a grand slam.

Based on a nationwide Kyodo News telephone survey conducted over two days, 63.9% of respondents said that they thought interleague games between Pacific and Central league clubs were “exciting,” while only 7% found the opposite to be true.

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