The Japanese national team, which won the World Baseball Classic (WBC) all-time, returned to Japan with enthusiastic support.
On the 22nd (Korean time), Japan won 3-2 in the final match against the United States at the 2023 WBC held at Rondipo Park in Miami, Florida, USA, and won the championship. China (8-1), Korea (13-4), Czech Republic (10-2), Australia (7-1), Italy (9-3), Mexico (6-5), USA (3-2) They all won and made a perfect victory. It is the first championship in 14 years since the 2009 championship.
The road to victory was even more dramatic. Mexico, which they met in the semifinals, struggled to the point of not taking the lead even once until Munetaka Murakami scored a two-run double to finish the game in the ninth inning. However, Murakami, who had been sluggish throughout the tournament, turned the game around and dramatically reached the final.
The finals were also tight. As pitchers from both teams continued to pitch well, many runs were not scored. Japan played a decisive role every day메이저놀이터, with Murakami hitting a home run to tie the game in the second inning. At the end, Shohei Ohtani faced off against Angels teammate Mike Trout, creating a scene that may never be seen again. Ohtani, who won the unanimous MVP award in 2021, struck out Trout, who won three MVP awards in his career, and decorated the final scene of the championship in a splendid way.
Fans are enthusiastic about the performance of the Japanese national team, which has won the championship while building a cartoon-like story. Except for Ohtani, Yu Darvish, Masataka Yoshida, and Lars Nuthba, who are playing in the major leagues, the Japanese national team immediately returned to Japan.
Japan’s national team pitcher Keiji Takahashi, who won the championship after 14 years, expressed his joy through Instagram. He introduced a ‘thank you message board’ that seemed to be a gift from a flight attendant on the flight back to Miami.”
In the photo released by Takahashi, you can see a message board with the phrase “Thank you for inspiring the world” along with a commemorative cap, T-shirt, and commemorative ball. The performance of the baseball team that enthused Japan is expected to be talked about for a long time.