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Retirement games, or “intai shiai,” are common in Japanese baseball, but the one that took place in Sendai on Aug. 9 was a most unusual occurrence.

Yokohama BayStars closer Kazuhiro Sasaki made his final appearance as an active player, going out in a blaze of glory but not without controversy and some criticism over how, where and when his last trip to the mound took place.

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