The Nippon Professional Baseball Yomiuri Giants will travel to Taiwan next year and play against the popular Chinese Professional Baseball teams CITIC Brothers and Rakuten Peach Monkeys on March 2 and 3. The news has been reported by many Japanese media, and they look forward to jointly improving the level of Asian baseball.
The Giants will celebrate the 90th anniversary of their founding. The exchange game with secondary vocational teams has been planned for a long time. The news surfaced yesterday. The venue is expected to be the Taipei Arena, which is expected to be opened this year. Complete information about the game is expected to be announced in the near future.
Japanese media reported the matter extensively today, including “Sports News”, “Nikkan Sports”, “China-Japan Sports” and many other sports-specific media. Sports News pointed out that the Giants are also very popular in Taiwan, which will help promote Japan and Taiwan. Friendly relations, I hope this exchange can help improve the level of Asian baseball.
The Giants have a long-standing relationship with Taiwan. They went to Taichung for spring training in 1968. In 1990, the first year of the secondary school, thanks to Lu Mingci’s relationship, the second team of the Giants came to Taiwan to play an exchange game with the secondary school, called “China-Japan Professional Baseball”. Competition”, and in 2016, the “Taiwanese Legend Baseball Charity Exhibition Game” between Giants OB and mid-level OB was held in Taiwan. At that time, the classic showdown between Wang Zhenji and Guo Taiyuan was staged.