Major League Tsunami

Ozanian, Michael K.
May 2007
Forbes Asia;5/7/2007, Vol. 3 Issue 8, p22
The article recalls the Major League Baseball (MLB) held in Boston, Massachusetts on April 11, 2007. The author identifies the event as a showdown between Daisuke Matsuzaka of the Boston Red Sox and Ichiro Suzuki of Seattle Mariners. He claims that the event helped the effort of MLB to tap into the Asian baseball market. The match up between the two baseball players got an average viewer rating of 10.7% in Tokyo, Japan.


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