For the first time in three years, the 60th Birthday Rubber Baseball National Tournament, in which people aged 60 and over participate, has started in Hyogo Prefecture, and players from all over the country are competing fiercely.
This tournament, which has been held for 23 years, will be held for the first time in three years due to the influence of the new coronavirus, and 48 rubber-ball baseball teams made up of players over the age of 60 from all over the country are participating.
From the 13th, the game started at eight stadiums in Himeji City and Takasago City, Hyogo Prefecture, and the opening ceremony was held before the start of the game at the ballpark in Himeji City, the main venue.
In the first game, a local team from Himeji and a team from Shizuoka played against each other, and Himeji, who scored four points in the first inning, scored more points and won the game 7-0 in the fifth inning.
When the players showed their lively play, the children cheered from the spectators, saying things like, “Go for it, old man!”
Osamu Wakamatsu (64), captain of the “Himeji Champion” who made it through the first match, said with a smile, “I feel like I’ve returned to high school baseball. was talking at
If all goes well, the final will take place on the 15th.