Hongye Baseball Museum


 

Address:

No 1, Honggu Rd, Hongye Village, Yanping Township, Taitung County

Phone:

(089) 561~015

Website:

http://culture.tw/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1280&Itemid=157.

Hongye Baseball Museum is a a pretty small museum that is attached to Hongye Elementary School. It is dedicated to the young baseball players that beat a Japanese team in a friendly game in 1968. To most of us, this may not mean much....museum attached to the Hongye Elementary School, and it is dedicated to the young baseball players that beat a Japanese team in a friendly game in 1968. Although this may seem like an insignificant event to most of us, due to Taiwan’s political status, this was the first time the nation of Taiwan competed on the international stage.

The museum is perhaps more for those who are spending a long time in the area than the average tourist. There isn’t a lot of English, but you can see some of the primitive baseball equipment that these young aboriginal kids first trained with, and on most days you can look over the fence and spot the new class of Hongye practicing their swings and pitches on the school field.due to Taiwan’s political status, this was the first time the nation of Taiwan competed on the international stage. More on the story can be found here http://culture.tw/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1280&Itemid=157.

The museum is perhaps more for those who are spending a long time in the area than the average tourist. There isn’t a lot of English, Check out primitive baseball equipment that these young aboriginal kids first tr

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