A celebrity baseball team, one of whose members is actor Ahn Jae-uk, has been invited to play at a celebrity charity baseball match organized by the World Children’s Baseball Fair on July 26 in Tokyo, Japan.
The Japanese baseball team, the Yomiuri Giants, has asked Ahn to throw the first ball and “homerun king” Lee Seung-yup to catch it.
The match between the Yomiuri Giants and the Hiroshima Toyo Carp will begin after a speedgun test, presenting Japanese baseball fans with a rare opportunity to see hallyu star Ahn Jae-uk play in the same stadium with slugger Lee Seung-yup.
Ahn promised his Japanese fans at his March concert in Japan that his team, named “Just For Fun,” would play in an away game.
Ahn will also play in a practice game at a nearby stadium, and in friendly games against the Taiwanese celebrity baseball team on July 27 in Osaka and against BB Trinity on July 28 in Tokyo.
Founded in 2000, ”Just For Fun” lists on its roster the celebrities Kim Hyun-chul, Lee Sung-jin, Cho Dong-hyuk, Chung Tae-woo and Hong Kyung-min. Lee Sung-jin will not participate in the game because he is serving in the military.