August 20, 2017
"I will make my Deaf father happy with my best hitting."
Meiho High School baseball team in Oita Prefecture advanced to the National High School Baseball Championship quarterfinal on August 20, held at Koshien, Hyogo Prefecture.
Matsutani Naoto, 18, from Meiho HS,
showed his best and final play to his Deaf father Akihiro, 46.
He was unable to play baseball because of being Deaf as wished when he was young.
Meiho team was defeated, but Akihiro was glad and proud, saying, "My son was on the best stage," and praised him from a stand.