Special Exhibition in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the summer National High School Championship: "Japanese High School Baseball and Baseball Hall of Fame"
A special exhibition is to be held in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Summer National High School Championship.
Open peiod: Monday, June 29, 2015 through Sunday, September 6, 2015
Location: Baseball Hall of Fame Gallery
In cooperation with: Japan High School Baseball Federation, The Asahi Shimbun, and The Mainichi Newspapers
This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the summer High School Baseball Championship (former Inter-Middle School Championship) –known as summer "Koshien" since it was first held in the summer of 1915.
The exhibition highlights the records of the Hall of Famers who have ever appeared in either or both of the summer Koshien and the spring Koshien which started in 1924. Also it outlines the 100-year history of the tournament by displaying the various items including artifacts used by distinguished players, and prizes won by winning teams.
Team photos of the champions in both the spring and the summer tournaments are also displayed.
Replica uniforms of a total of 10 teams which participated in the first tournament in 1915 will also be added to the display early in August.
Some famous poems by Yu Aku(1937-2007), a lyricist who was known for his passion for high school baseball and has left many inspirational poetry on Koshien tournament, are also on exhibit at the Amateur Baseball gallery.
Between July 28 to September 6, 2015, visitors to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (Adults, Elementary and Junior high school students only) are privileged to be admitted to The Museum of Hanshin Koshien Stadium at a discount mentioned below, and vice versa. Please present the stub in order to receive the discount.
Reduced prices at Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum:
500 yen for adults (usually 600 yen) and 150 yen for elementary and junior high school students (usually 200 yen).
Reduced prices at The Museum of Hanshin Koshien Stadium:
500 yen for adults (usually 600 yen) and 200 yen for elementary and junior high school students (usually 300 yen).