Hingham: Japanese high school baseball team visits Hingham HS

It’s a sure sign of spring’s renewal and rejuvenation: Baseball is underway again. Not just for Major Leaguers, but for high schoolers too. As one high school team in Hingham warmed up, so did another on the other side of the world in Osaka, Japan. As WATD’s Steve Burns saw, the game of baseball is all they need to form the most unlikely and unique bonds.

Hingham JV coach Rick Swanson greets a Tennoji player

Hingham JV coach Rick Swanson greets a Tennoji player

The two teams together following the game, after switching caps

The two teams together following the game, after switching caps

Tennoji Head Coach Hideshi Masa greets Hingham Head Coach Frank Niles following the game

Tennoji Head Coach Hideshi Masa greets Hingham Head Coach Frank Niles following the game

Tennoji HS presents their school song to Hingham following the game

Tennoji HS presents their school song to Hingham following the game

The two teams shake hands after the game. Hingham JV coach Rick Swanson in foreground right

The two teams shake hands after the game. Hingham JV coach Rick Swanson in foreground right

Tennoji Head Coach Hideshi Masa with Hingham junior Kyle Luccier

Tennoji Head Coach Hideshi Masa with Hingham junior Kyle Luccier

Tennoji bows to the field prior to warming up

Tennoji bows to the field prior to warming up

All photos by Steve Burns/WATD

About Steve Burns

Steve comes to the South Shore by way of the Jersey Shore. Upon arriving at Emerson College in Boston back in 2010, and eventual graduation in 2014, Steve was immediately attracted to radio as an outlet for his reporting. Previous stops before the South Shore include WOBM on the Jersey Shore, WCCM in the Merrimack Valley, an internship at CBS Radio News' flagship station, WCBS 880 in New York City, and a few formative years at Emerson's WERS.