On this day in 1991, Shingo Takatsu made his NPB debut for the Swallows. Selected in the third round of the 1990 draft out of Asia University, he was first used as a starter but only won a few games during his first two seasons on the top team. It wasn’t until the 1993 season [...]
Hello 2012, and Happy New Year to everyone out there in Tsubamegun land! We’d like to welcome you to the new year, and a spring training camp in Okinawa that’s only a month away, by looking back briefly on the most popular posts of last season. They’re listed here according to page views, and it’s [...]
Yomiuri 4 Hokkaido 3 Series: Hokkaido 0-1 Yomiuri (Sapporo Dome) The 2009 Japan Series kicked off tonight in Sapporo with the Pacific League Champions, Hokkaido, hosting their Central League counterparts, the Yomiuri Giants.
The baseball season will draw to a close this weekend with the 2008 Asia Series, pitting the champions of NPB’s Japan Series, KBO’s Korea Series, CPBL’s Taiwan Series, and the CBL champions against one another in a three-day round robin single-game tournament, followed by a one-game championship between the top two teams on Sunday. Sadly, [...]
First of all, our congratulations to the Saitama Seibu Lions for winning their thirteenth Japan Series title and, even more so, for winning that title by beating Yomiuri.
November 9th, 2008 Saitama Seibu Lions 3 Yomiuri Giants 2 (Tokyo Dome) The Saitama Seibu Lions came back from an 0-2 deficit to defeat the Yomiuri Giants in the deciding game seven of the 2008 Japan Series Championship. It was Saitama’s first Japan Series championship since 2004 when it beat the Chunichi Dragons in seven [...]
November 8th, 2008 Saitama Seibu Lions 4 Yomiuri Giants 1 (Tokyo Dome) Well, folks, there’s going to be a game seven.
November 5th, 2008 Yomiuri Giants 0 Saitama Seibu Lions 5 (Seibu Dome) Takayuki Kishi, Saitama’s 23-year-old starter that finished the regular season with a 3.42 ERA, had the game of his career tonight.
November 4th, 2008 Yomiuri Giants 6 Saitama Seibu Lions 4 (Seibu Dome) Saitama starter (and former Tokyo ace), Kazuhisa Ishii (7.50 ERA), took the mound for his first appearance in the Japan Series since 2001 and hoped to continue the good form he displayed during the Climax Series.