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No extra innings for NPB games this season amid pandemic

Japanese Baseball Mar 23, 2021

No extra innings for NPB games this season amid pandemic

Nippon Professional Baseball said Monday that games will end in nine innings and no extra innings will be played this season to accommodate early closing hours at restaurants and bars in the Tokyo Metropolitan region amid the coronavirus pandemic. The government's state of emergency for ...

Fans to be limited to 10,000 at Spring Koshien tournament

Japanese Baseball Mar 5, 2021

Fans to be limited to 10,000 at Spring Koshien tournament

Up to 10,000 spectators will be admitted for games at this month's prestigious spring invitational high school baseball tournament, organizers announced Thursday. A year after it canceled the tournament at iconic Koshien Stadium outside Osaka for the first time, the Japan High School Baseball Federation ...