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Photo Journal: Championship dreams

(Mainichi/Kentaro Ikushima)

Young baseball players march onto the field at Hanshin Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, during the opening ceremony for the 91st National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament, commonly known as "Senbatsu," on March 23, 2019. A total of 32 teams are competing in the tournament this year. The tournament is scheduled to run for 12 days.

    (Japanese original by Masakatsu Yamasaki, City News Department)

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