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World's best? Japan's proof is in the results

Originally Published: March 21, 2006
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

SAN DIEGO -- Unbeknownst to most of North America, they've been playing baseball in Japan since the 19th century. Thankfully for North America, they've given us Nomo-mania and Ichiro and Hideki Matsui.

But in the long and glorious history of Japanese baseball, there has never been an evening quite like this one.

In a ballpark nearly 5,500 miles from home, men named Ichiro Suzuki, Daisuke Matsuzaka and the great Sadaharu Oh stood along the third-base line at ...

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