The world's only professional women's baseball league
One of the trigger events for the establishment of Women's Professional Baseball League was Women's High School Baseball National Convention held in city of Tamba, Hyogo Prefecture.
At the time, there were more than 4,000 men’s high school baseball teams in Japan, but only five for girls. With their presence hardly known, it was not possible to even aim at Koshien, the famed Japanese high school baseball championship tournament.
Despite the challenges of the environment and against all odds, from hard work and love for the game, empowered by the dream to build a place where girls can make a living playing baseball, the Japan Women's Professional Baseball League was born in 2007.
We believe that in order to promote and develop the women's baseball, it is important that more players can dream and aim at a career as a women's professional baseball player.
Devotion to the future of women's baseball through activities even outside the field
The players dedicate an enormous amount of time and effort not only to their on-field play, but also to the activities to promote themselves and spread the message about women’s baseball. They actively participate in local festivals and volunteer activities, and hold baseball clinics for children to increase not only fans, but the number of girls taking up the sports.
For the future development of the women's professional baseball, and for the players with true love for the sport, and with respect to women's baseball players who continue to compete, we will continue to support the dream.
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