'The Ring' Character Throws First Pitches at Japan Baseball Games to Promote New Film (VIDEO)

Gavin J. Blair
The Hollywood ReporterAugust 26, 2013

TOKYO – An actress portraying Sadako, the character from Japanese horror film franchise The Ring who is known for her distinctive long hair covering her face, threw the opening pitch at a baseball game in Japan this weekend as part of the promotion for upcoming release Sadako 3D 2.

To start off the Chunichi Dragons versus Hanshin Tigers pro baseball game at the Nagoya Dome, she threw a pitch with a respectable 68mph (110kph.

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The Sadako character from The Ring, with three mini-Sadakos accompanying her, collapsed after throwing the pitch and was stretchered off. Later the same afternoon, she repeated the performance at the Seibu Dome in Saitama for the Seibu Lions v Fukuoka Softbank Hawks game.  

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Sadako 3D 2 will be released on Friday in Japan by Kadokawa Pictures.

Watch the opening pitches by Sadako here.

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