Baseball in Japan
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Baseball in Japan

Baseball in Japan
OSAKA, JAPAN - A lively outfield crowd, clad in tiger-striped fedoras, cheers on the Osaka-based Hanshin Tigers. Nippon Professional Baseball games are typically sold out, with lively crowds paying close attention to the action on the field.  (Gregory Leporati)
Baseball in Japan
TOKYO, JAPAN - Who needs peanuts and cracker jacks? The Tokyo Dome, home of NPB?s Yomiuri Giants, serves delectable sushi and large Asahi beers (Gregory Leporati)
Baseball in Japan
TOKYO - 1934. During the 1934 tour of Japan, Babe Ruth poses for a photo with young Japanese players. (Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)  (Mark Rucker / Transcendental Graphics / Getty Images)
Baseball in Japan
TOKYO, JAPAN - Dodger Dogs, eat your heart out: Japan’s Tokyo Dome serves hot dogs covered in odd toppings, including nachos, roast pork, mayo and lemon curd, and tuna-mayo. (Gregory Leporati / Gregory Leporati)
Baseball in Japan
HIROSHIMA, JAPAN - Walk down a Hiroshima side street and you?re likely to stumble upon fan art dedicated to the beloved hometown baseball team, the Toyo Carp. (Gregory Leporati)
Baseball in Japan

In Hiroshima, the locals go crazy for their hometown Toyo Carp, with team logos even adorning manhole covers.

 (Gregory Leporati )
Baseball in Japan
OSAKA, JAPAN - During the seventh-inning stretch, fans at Hanshin Koshien stadium, located just outside Osaka, blow up balloons and release them in unison. (Gregory Leporati)
Baseball in Japan
OSAKA, JAPAN - Every stadium in Nippon Professional Baseball features “beer girls” who run around the stands with kegs strapped to their backs, serving draft Asahi and Sapporo. (Gregory Leporati)
Baseball in Japan

A lively outfield crowd, clad in tiger-striped fedoras, cheers on the Osaka-based Hanshin Tigers.

 (Gregory Leporati)
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