Apr 2nd 2016, vs. Chunichi

April 2nd, 2016 Chunichi Dragons 1 Tokyo Swallows 7 Streak: Won 2     Last 5: LWDWW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) Tokyo sent Ishikawa to the mound hoping to keep its three game unbeaten streak alive. Ishikawa, for his part, hoped to make amends for his loss last week in which he gave up five earned […]

Changes at Jingu Stadium

Happy New Years, Tokyo Swallows fans!  Your Tokyo pitchers and position players are hard at work preparing for spring camp which starts way sooner than any of them would like it to. Surviving a full season of pro ball takes an enormous amount of prep beforehand, and be sure to check Yakyu Baka for all […]

9/27/12 – Hanshin (Home)

September 27th, 2012 Hanshin Tigers 12 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1     Last 5: WLWWL (Jingu Stadium) The Swallows suffered their worst defeat of the season tonight, losing 12-0 to the Tigers. Like our recent wins, this loss was a team effort with lapses coming from all phases of the game. In an […]

2011 Fan Appreciation Day – Dec 4th

A commemorative Aoki exhibition has been added to the festivities for this year’s Fan Appreciation Day. Housed in the 3rd base camera well, the artifacts on display will include assorted awards such as a Best Nine trophy and memorabilia from the 2009 WBC. The Aoki exhibit is in addition to all of the other stuff […]

2012 Game Schedule

Get your calendar ready. NPB posted a preliminary schedule recently, and it looks like the Swallows will begin the 2012 season with a three-game away series at Tokyo Dome against crosstown rival, Yomiuri. That series will be played the weekend of March 30th through April 1st. No word on start times for any of the […]

From the web: CL Climax Series Game 1 Reports

In addition to Dave’s game report published on Tsubamegun last night, you can get some additional commentary from a few other reputable sources. Jason Coskrey, writer for the Japan Times, summarized game one of the Central League Climax Series First Stage thusly: “The Tokyo Yakult Swallows came out on top in their season series against […]

Asahi Pays Tribute

We thought this well-timed feature would interest the Tsubamegun. The Asahi Shimbun‘s Rob Smaal chatted with our own Christopher Pellegrini and snapped a photo of him with our dear friends, Messrs. Sugimoto and Nakagawa (without whom, we wouldn’t be on course to be buried in our regular seats). Enjoy! See you at the game.

9/10/11 Hanshin (Home)

September 10th, 2011 Hanshin Tigers 2 Tokyo Swallows 6 Streak: Won 5  Last 5: WWWWW (Jingu) Tonight, the Swallows proved to themselves that Yasutomo Kubo and the Hanshin Tigers are not unbeatable boogiemen. The Swallows were facing Kubo who had a 9 game winning streak against the Swallows dating back to September of 2009. In […]

10/10/10 – Hiroshima (Home)

October 10, 2010 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 Hiroshima Toyo Carp 6 Streak: Lost 1 Last 5: WLWWL (Jingu Stadium) This is the way the season ends Not with a bang but a whimper. With apologies to to T.S. Eliot, that’s the way things went. While Chiba notched their second close win over Saitama to advance […]

9/20/10 – Chunichi (Home)

September 20th, 2010 Chunichi Dragons 3 Tokyo Yakult Swallows 4 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LLWLW (Meiji Jingu) A series win against the first-place team? We’ll take it. This one was fairly close all the way. Not quite tit-for-tat, but close enough. Eight hits each, the scoring close together – you get the idea. […]