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08/26/2007 Archived Entry: "Konami Cup Asia Series 2007"
Konami Cup Asia Series 2007
By Robert Kiyoshi Shadlow
The Konami Cup Asia Series 2007 is scheduled for November 8th through the 11th at the Tokyo Dome. This event features the champions of Nippon Professional Baseball, Korean Baseball Organization, and Taiwan's Chinese Professional Baseball League along with the China Baseball Association All-Stars.
Last year, Japan's Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters beat the CPBL's La New Bears in the final 1-0 for the 2006 Championship. The KBO's Samsung Lions finished in third place with the China Stars going winless for the second straight year.
The inaugural 2005 season was greeted with much anticipation as the NPB, KBO, and CPBL champs all came in after sweeping their respective series 4 - 0.
The NPB's Chiba Lotte Marines won the tournament by outscoring the KBO's Samsun Lions 5 - 3 in the championship game. The CPBL's Sinon Bulls took third place.
For further info, look at the Konami Cup Asia Series 2007 website: http://asia.npb.or.jp/en/index.html