Why do Japanese baseball teams have american names?

Always wondered this.

Update:

Yes, I am aware that I said "american" instead of "english". Can't edit it now.

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  • 9 years ago
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    Well, I would think it is because baseball is an American invention, it would be influenced by Major League Baseball. The Japanese are certainly not afraid of using romaji, plus there was probably a fairly large number of Americans attending NPB games in post World War II Japan (the Modern NPB having started in 1950).

    Besides, it's much cheaper/easier to sew logos/names/numbers with 36 character than the much broader Kanji syllabary.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    That's a clown question, bro.

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