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Japanese Baseball

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Japanese Baseball game quiz
"Here is a quiz on arguably the number two baseball-playing nation, Japan. The questions aren't too hard if you're a fan. Enjoy!"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. What are the names of the two leagues in which Japanese teams compete?
    Northern League and Southern League
    Pacific League and Central League
    Tokyo League and Prefectural League
    Western League and Eastern League


2. Who was the first Japanese player to play in an American World Series?
    Hideo Nomo
    Ichiro Suzuki
    Tsuyoshi Shinjo
    Kazuhiro Sasaki


3. Which Japanese team won the most Japan Series Championships between 1991 and 2001?
    Yomiuri Giants
    Orix BlueWave
    Seibu Lions
    Yakult Swallows


4. Which notorious underachievers retain a huge fan base despite not winning a Japan series from 1985 through the 2003 season?
    Hanshin Tigers
    Fukuoka Hawks
    Osaka Buffaloes
    Seibu Lions


5. The largest sports stadium in Japan is allocated solely for baseball matches.
    True
    False


6. How many teams make the playoffs each year?
    4
    5
    12
    6


7. Which team did Ichiro Suzuki play for before joining the Seattle Mariners in 2001?
    Yomiuri Giants
    Osaka Buffaloes
    Fukuoka Hawks
    Orix BlueWave


8. Which team did Hideki Matsui sign with for the 2003 season?
    Toronto Bluejays
    San Francisco Giants
    Seattle Mariners
    New York Yankees


9. Which legendary player broke the home run record in 1964?
    Masaaki Sakai
    Emperor Showa
    Sadaharu Oh
    Tetsuharu Kawakami


10. When was baseball first played in Japan?
    1951
    1919
    1873
    1945


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