According to a survey by the Japan High School Baseball Federation, the percentage of members of the high school baseball club who continued to the third grade was 92.7%, which was the highest in Korona-ka.

According to the Takano Ren, as of the end of May, the number of members belonging to the high school baseball clubs nationwide was 131,259.

The number of members has decreased by 3023 from last year, peaking at 173,12 in 2014, eight years ago, and has decreased for the eighth consecutive year.

Of these, the number of members in the third grade was 43,640, a decrease of more than 3,400 from 47,098 in the first grade, but the percentage of members who continued until the third grade was 92.7%, 1984. It was the highest since I started counting.

The current third graders have been affected by the spread of the new coronavirus from the time they entered school, such as the cancellation of national high school baseball in the summer, but many members have continued to play baseball. It will be.

On the other hand, the number of first grade members was 45,246, an increase of 382 from last year.

It is the first time in eight years since 2014 that the number of new members has increased from the previous year.