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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: "Intercity Baseball Championship"
Friday, August 27, 2010 through Sunday, September 12, 2010
At the Exhibition Hall of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Under the auspices of Japan Amateur Baseball Association and the Mainichi

The Exhibition will trace its over 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 of 32 teams that participate in the 81th championship, 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 27 through Tuesday, September 7, during which the current Black Lion flag is expected to be displayed together with its older ones at the Exhibition.


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