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The first "Black Lion" championship flag used until
the 44th Championship in 1973.
It was designed by Houan Kosugi, getting an idea
from a mural excavated in Babylon.

Exhibition commemorative of the 80th Intercity Baseball Championship
-The 3rd of the special exhibition series in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum-

Friday, July 24, 2009 through Sunday, September 6, 2009
At the Exhibition Hall of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Under the auspices of Japan Amateur Baseball Association and the Mainichi

In celebration of the 80th Intercity Baseball Championship, the Exhibition will trace its 80 years of history from its beginning in 1927 by showing photos, posters, excerpts from newspapers, and other related materials.
The featured items are: the first and second "Black Lion" Championship flags, uniforms worn by champion teams headed by 2008 winners, ENEOS (Yokohama), the first MVP trophy (Hashido Award), and the first Fighting Spirit trophy (Kuji Award).
The Championship tournament is scheduled to be held at Tokyo Dome from Friday, August 21 through Tuesday, September 1, during which the current Black Lion flag is expected to be displayed together with its older ones at the Exhibition.


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