Japanese professional baseball

Japanese professional baseball was founded in 1936 by adopting American baseball as a model and making some adjustments. Now they have two leagues, the Central League and the Pacific League and six teams in each league compete with one another. At the end of the season, the top three teams in each league play the Climax Series and the winner from the two leagues play Nippon Series to decide the grand champion.

Once professional baseball games was on the verge of declining popularity, but some teams regained popularity by moving their home stadium to other areas to become more community-based teams. Among such teams are Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, moving their home stadium to Sapporo City in Hokkaido, and Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, moving their home statium to Sendai City in Miyagi Prefecture.

 

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日本語にほんごレベル:中級ちゅうきゅう  日本語にほんご能力のうりょく試験しけんきゅう程度ていど 
(Japanese level: Intermediate  JLPT N2)

日本にほんのプロ野球やきゅうは、米国べいこくのベースボールをはんとして改良かいりょうされ、1936ねん発足ほっそくされました。現在げんざいはセ・パの2リーグせいで、かく6チームがリーグ優勝ゆうしょうあらそいます。その、セ・パ上位じょうい3チームによるクライマックスシリーズの勝者しょうしゃ日本にほんシリーズをたたかい、日本一にほんいちめます。人気にんきかげりがみえてきた野球やきゅうも、北海道ほっかいどう日本にほんハムファイターズが札幌さっぽろ東北とうほく楽天らくてんゴールデンウィーグルズが仙台せんだい本拠地ほんきょちとするなど、地域ちいき密着型みっちゃくがた人気にんき挽回ばんかいはかっています。

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