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Nintendo sings "Take me out OF the ballgame"

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Nintendo of America announced last week it would sell its interest in the Seattle Mariners to other members of the current ownership group. Under the plan, Nintendo of America, previously a majority owner, will retain a 10 percent stake in the team.

Although few outside Seattle knew of Nintendo's stake in the Major League Baseball club, the corporation has owned the team for more than a decade.

Hiroshi Yamauchi, who led Nintendo for more than a half century, was credited with saving baseball in Seattle when he became the majority owner of the team in 1992, which nearly became sold to an ownership group in Florida.

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In 2004, Yamauchi transferred his team ownership to Nintendo of America in an effort to ensure the team's stability in the state of Washington.

Last week's sale is subject to the finalization of legal contracts and approval from the MLB, which is expected in August of this year.

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