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The Yomiuri Shimbun

The Yomiuri ShimbunPlayers march Tuesday morning during the opening ceremony of the 99th National High School Baseball Championship at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, which was postponed by one day due to Typhoon No. 5. Celebrating the start of the 15-day tournament, the captain of Hokkaido Takikawa Nishi High School’s team made a pledge for fair play, saying, “We’ll never give up and we’ll play the games with our full strength.” Mina Nagashima, the daughter of Yomiuri Giants Lifetime Honorary Manager Shigeo Nagashima, threw the ceremonial first pitch in the opening game.Speech

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