Baseball is spoken here
The crack of a bat. The pop of a catcher's mitt. The roar of a crowd. Wherever baseball is played -- from Tokyo to Seoul to Beijing to New York City -- the sounds of the game are the same even if the languages are different.
daburu pure: double play (also get tsu, get two)
gemu setto: game over
homuran: home run
pitcha: pitcher (or toshu)
pure boru!: Play ball!
Here are some selected calls in Japanese that capture the passion, emotion and excitement of baseball:
• Oct. 27, 2006: The Cardinals make the final out and become World Series champions. Listen
• Sept. 7, 2005: Matsui hits his 400th professional homer. Listen
Note: The source for all audio clips is MLB International. For more on what's going on around the globe, check out MLB.com International.
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