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Bat used by Shigeo Nagashima (Rikkyo University) when he hit the record-breaking 8th home run in the Tokyo Big6 Baseball League.

Exhibition: "The 90 years history of the Meiji Jingu Stadium"
Friday, June 3, 2016, through Tuesday, July 12, 2016
At the temporary exhibition gallery of the Baseball Museum

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the opening of the Meiji Jingu Stadium, Tokyo.

Over the years, the storied stadium has been the site of many memorable and historic tournaments for the Tokyo Big6 Baseball League and the Tohto Unviersity Baseball League, and for other notable events such as the All-Japan University Baseball Championships and the USA-Japan International Collegiate Series.

It also served as a host for the game 1 of the very first Japan Championship series in 1950, and has been the home field of the Kokutetsu Swallows (current Tokyo Yakult Swallows) since 1964.

This exhibition traces the rich history and development of the Jingu Stadium from its opening to modern times. Many historical artefacts and other archival materials from early days are to go on display including; the remnant of outer wall of the Stadium, the ball by Yukio Fujinami of Chuo University when he marked his 128th hit, the home run ball when Wladimir Balentien of the Yakult Swallows hit his 56th to break the Japanese single-season record, the championship flag for the All-Japan University Baseball Championship (on display between June 6 and 10), the trophies from the USA-Japan International Collegiate Series, and the uniform worn by Seigi Tanaka in the 2015 Summer Universiade.

 

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