Oct 24th 2015, JAPAN SERIES – @ Softbank (Game 1)

October 24th, 2015 Tokyo Swallows 2 Softbank Hawks 4 Series: Tokyo 0-1 Softbank (Fukuoka Yahuoku Dome) Tokyo fans got a bit of a gift before this game started. News that Softbank’s star outfielder, Uchikawa, would not be starting due to a pair of cracked ribs filtered through social networking sites and added some optimism to the underdog’s chances. But […]

Jun 1st 2014, @ Fukuoka

June 1st, 2014 Tokyo Swallows 3 Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 3 Streak: Drew 1 Last 5: WDLWD (Fukuoka Yafuoku! Dome) Second time this week. Compared to the offensive explosion displayed early in last night’s traipse over the Hawks, the hits were few and far between this afternoon. As you can see from the above boxscore, your birds managed […]

May 26th 2013, vs Fukuoka

May 26th, 2013 Fukuoka Hawks 4 Tokyo Swallows 0 Streak: Lost 1   Last 5: LLDWL (Meiji Jingu Stadium)  This game sucked pretty hard, so we spent several innings perfecting our Twerk.   I don’t know if my lower back will ever forgive me.   But some baseball was also played, so I guess I should […]

May 25th 2013, vs Fukuoka

May 25th, 2013 Fukuoka Hawks 3 Tokyo Swallows 4 Streak: Won 1   Last 5: LLLDW (Meiji Jingu Stadium) In the same game a year ago, Tokyo whupped up on the visiting Hawks to the tune of 14-3. This game didn’t turn out to be nearly the same walk in the park, but a win […]

Tokyo Swallows Snapshot: June 4th, 2012

Things were a touch better last week, Swallowers! Here’s something for you to read while deferring to logic. Swallow of the Week After losing an agonizing 9 straight games, the Swallows entered the week with a retooled top team roster (check the Roster Updates section of last week’s Snapshot for more info on the shakeup) […]

Around the Central League: January 7, 2011

Chunichi Dragons Mr. Takagi, the Dragons’ energetic and cuddly new manager, wants fans to touch his butt if they win the Central League Pennant in 2012. Yomiuri Giants In preparation for the upcoming season, Utsumi and several of his teammates went shopping in Guam. According to this report compiled by Yakyu Baka, Yomiuri will likely […]

2011 Japan Series – Chunichi vs Fukuoka (Softbank)

Fukuoka win the 2011 Japan Series 4-3 over Chunichi.

2011 Central League champs, the Chunichi Dragons, advanced to the Japan Series after defeating the Tokyo Swallows in six games in the final stage of the playoffs. The Fukuoka (Softbank) Hawks won the Pacific League pennant and then swept the Saitama Seibu Lions to face Chunichi in the best-of-seven series.