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New Ball Made Big Difference In Japan

Tim Ednoff -

One significant yet seemingly underreported story has been the introduction of a uniform baseball in Japan's professional baseball league, the Nippon Professional Baseball League (NPB) before the 2011 season. As detailed in a recent Brad Lefton New York Times article, the NPB agreed to contract with Mizuno as the exclusive supplier in a rule change that was part of a "conscious effort to make the baseball much more similar [to the American one] than before."

International | #2011#International Affairs