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Encyclopedia > Yomiuri Giants
Yomiuri Giants
Image:Yomiurigiantslogo.png
League Central League
Location Tokyo
Ballpark Tokyo Dome
Year Founded 1934
Nickname(s) Kyojin (巨人), Giants (ジャイアンツ), G
League championships 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002
Japan Series championships 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1981, 1989, 1994, 2000, 2002
Former name(s) Dai-Nippon Tōkyō Yakyū Club (大日本東京野球倶楽部 1934-1935), Tōkyō Kyojingun (東京巨人軍 1936-1946), Tōkyō Yomiuri Kyojingun (Yomiuri Giants 1947-2002), Yomiuri Kyojingun (Yomiuri Giants 2002-)
Colors Orange, white and black
Logo Design Intertwined "Y" and "G" in orange on a black field
Mascot Giabbit (ジャビット)
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The Yomiuri Giants (読売ジャイアンツ Yomiuri Jaiantsu?) are one of the popular Central League baseball teams based at the Tokyo Dome in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan. The team is often called the "Tokyo Giants" in the American press, but like the Hanshin Tigers and Orix Buffaloes, the team is officially known by the name of its corporate owner rather than the name of the city it plays in. The team's owner is the Yomiuri Group, a media conglomerate which includes two newspapers and a television network. They are regarded as "The New York Yankees of Japan" due to their dominance of the league. Yomiuri Giants Logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... See also: Central League (football) The Central League (セントラル・リーグ Sentoraru Riigu) is one of Japans two major professional baseball leagues (the other is the Pacific League). ... Tokyo , literally Eastern capital)   is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, the home of the Japanese Imperial Family, and the de facto[1] capital of Japan. ... Tōkyō Dome (東京ドーム Tōkyō Dōmu, TYO: 9681 ) is a 55,000-seat stadium located in Bunkyo Ward of Tokyo, Japan. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1934 throughout the world. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Yomiuri Giants have won twenty Japan Series, more than any other team. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Image File history File links Kit_baseball_cap. ... Orange border for left arm - soccer kit. ... body of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. 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Tokyo , literally Eastern capital)   is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, the home of the Japanese Imperial Family, and the de facto[1] capital of Japan. ... The Hanshin Tigers ) are a Nippon Professional Baseball team based in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, and are in the Central League. ... The Orix Buffaloes ) is a Nippon Professional Baseball team based in Osaka and Kobe, Japan, which plays in the Pacific League. ... Yomiuri-TOKYO Office Yomiuri YC The Yomiuri Shimbun (読売新聞) is a Japanese newspaper published in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, and other major Japanese cities. ... A conglomerate is a large company that consists of divisions of often seemingly unrelated businesses. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as Americans...


The Giants are the oldest professional team in Japan. They won nine Japanese Baseball League titles before the establishment of the two league system in 1950. Starting in 1965, the Giants won nine consecutive Central League pennants and Japan Series titles, in large part because of the hitting of Shigeo Nagashima and Sadaharu Oh. The last Giants pennant was in 2002. The Yomiuri Giants have won more pennants and Japan Series titles than any other team. Japanese Baseball League was a professional baseball league in Japan. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... The Yomiuri Giants have won twenty Japan Series, more than any other team. ... Shigeo Nagashima (長嶋茂雄 Nagashima Shigeo, born February 20, 1936) is a famous Japanese baseball player in Japan. ... Sadaharu Oh (Japanese: , Hepburn romanization: Ō Sadaharu, Wade-Giles:Wang Chen-chih, pinyin: Wáng Zhēnzhì, born May 20, 1940, in Tokyo, Japan), is a former player and manager for Japanese baseballs most storied team, the Yomiuri Giants. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


The team is often referred by fans and in news headlines and tables simply as Kyojin (巨人), Japanese for "Giants", instead of the usual corporate owner's name or the English nickname.

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Players of note

Current players

  •  2 Makoto Kosaka (小坂誠) - SS
  •  5 United States Joe Dillon - 1B
  •  6 Hiroki Kokubo (小久保裕紀) - 3B
  •  7 Tomohiro Nioka (二岡智宏) - SS
  •  8 Toshihisa Nishi (仁志敏久) - 2B
  •  9 Takayuki Shimizu (清水隆行) - OF
  • 10 Shinnosuke Abe (阿部慎之助) - C
  • 11 Yuya Kubo (久保裕也) - P
  • 17 Hisanori Takahashi (高橋尚成) - P
  • 18 Masumi Kuwata (桑田真澄) - P
  • 19 Koji Uehara (上原浩治) - P
  • 21 Hiroshi Kisanuki (木佐貫洋) - P
  • 24 Yoshinobu Takahashi (高橋由伸) - OF
  • 29 Yukinaga Maeda (前田幸長) - P
  • 30 Masanori Hayashi (林昌範) - P
  • 33 Lee Seung-Yeop (李承燁)
  • 46 United States Gary Glover - P
  • 47 Kimiyasu Kudo (工藤公康) - P
  • 58 Takuya Kimura (木村拓也) - OF
  • 97 Republic of China Chien-Ming Chiang (姜建銘) - P

Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Kuwata Masumi (桑田 真澄,born 1 April 1968 in Yao, Osaka,Japan) is a Japanese righthanded baseball pitcher with the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Koji Uehara (born April 3rd, 1975 in Neyagawa, Osaka) is a right handed pitcher for the Yomiuri Tokyo Giants. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea_(bordered). ... Seung-Yeop Lee (born August 8, 1976 in Daegu, Korea) is a baseball player, currently playing for the Yomiuri Giants in the Japans Central League. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Gary Glover (December 3, 1976 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a pitcher who currently plays in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... Chien-Ming Chiang (Chinese: ; pinyin: Chiáng Jiànmíng), born May 27, 1985 in Taiwan, is a starting pitcher for the Yomiuri Giants in Japanese Professional Baseball. ...

Former players

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Jesse Lee Barfield (born October 29, 1959 in Joliet, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball right fielder who played for the Toronto Blue Jays (1981-89) and New York Yankees (1989-92). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Phil Bradley (born October 2, 1963 Goshen, OH - ) is an instructor of Wing Chun kung fu under Dai-Sifu Don Grose of the International Ving Tsun Kung Fu Federation. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Warren Livingston Cromartie (born September 29, 1953, in Miami Beach, Florida) is an American baseball player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ... Mariano Duncan (born March 13, 1963 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) was a second-baseman with the Philadelphia Phillies in the early 1990s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Clinton Daniel Dan Gladden (born July 7, 1957 in San Jose, California) is an American former Major League Baseball player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Bill Gullickson (born February 20, 1959 in Marshall, Minnesota) is a former major league baseball pitcher who played for five different teams, in both the U.S. and Japan during a fourteen year career. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Gabriel Stefan (Gabe) Kapler (born August 31, 1975, Hollywood, California) is a retired backup outfielder, who played portions of 9 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, and Texas Rangers. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... David Allen Johnson (born January 30, 1943) in Orlando, Florida is a former second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Christopher Joseph Latham (born May 26, 1973 in Coeur dAlene, Idaho) is a professional baseball player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Shane Lee Mack (born December 7, 1963 in Los Angeles) is a former Major League Baseball. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Hideki Godzilla Matsui , born June 12, 1974) is a Japanese Major League Baseball left fielder who plays for the New York Yankees. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Shigeo Nagashima (長嶋茂雄 Nagashima Shigeo, born February 20, 1936) is a famous Japanese baseball player in Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Sadaharu Oh (Japanese: , Hepburn romanization: ÅŒ Sadaharu, Wade-Giles:Wang Chen-chih, pinyin: Wáng ZhÄ“nzhì, born May 20, 1940, in Tokyo, Japan), is a former player and manager for Japanese baseballs most storied team, the Yomiuri Giants. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Venezuela. ... Roberto Antonio Petagine (born June 7, 1971 in Nueva Esparta State, Venezuela) is a first baseman in Major League Baseball who has played for the Houston Astros (1994), San Diego Padres (1995), New York Mets (1996-97), Cincinnati Reds (1999), Boston Red Sox (2005), and Seattle Mariners (2006). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Karl Tuffy Rhodes (born August 21, 1968, in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a retired professional baseball player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Eiji Sawamura (沢村栄治) was a right-handed pitcher who played professional baseball in Japan for the Yomiuri Giants. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Carl Reginald Smith (born April 2, 1945 in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA) is a former outfielder, coach and front office executive in American Major League Baseball. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Victor Starffin (Виктор Константинович/Фëдорович Старухин May 1, 1916 - January 12, 1957) was a Japanese baseball player from... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... John Truman Wasdin is a journeyman right-handed relief pitcher who formerly played for the Texas Rangers organization. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Roy Hilton White (born December 27, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, California) is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees between 1965 and 1979. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Clyde Wright (born February 20, 1941 in Jefferson City, Tennessee) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Wallace Kaname Yonamine (与那嶺 要, born June 24, 1929), also known as Wally Yonamine, is a former multi-sport American athlete who played in the National Football League and Japanese League Baseball. ...

Retired numbers

Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Sadaharu Oh (Japanese: , Hepburn romanization: Ō Sadaharu, Wade-Giles:Wang Chen-chih, pinyin: Wáng Zhēnzhì, born May 20, 1940, in Tokyo, Japan), is a former player and manager for Japanese baseballs most storied team, the Yomiuri Giants. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Shigeo Nagashima (長嶋茂雄 Nagashima Shigeo, born February 20, 1936) is a famous Japanese baseball player in Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Eiji Sawamura (沢村栄治) was a right-handed pitcher who played professional baseball in Japan for the Yomiuri Giants. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Masaichi Kaneda (金田正一; Kaneda Masaichi, August 1, 1933-) is a Japanese former professional baseball pitcher from Nagoya. ...

The Giants as "Japan's team"

Tokyo Dome, the Giants' home field
Tokyo Dome, the Giants' home field

Due to the Yomiuri company's vast influence in Japan as a major media conglomerate, the Giants are successfully marketed to the Japanese people as "Japan's Team." Often, when asked who their favorite team is, a Japanese person will reportedly reply, "I'm Japanese, therefore I like the Giants." In fact, for some years the Giants' uniforms had "Tokyo" on the jersey instead of "Yomiuri" or "Giants," seeming to imply that the Giants represent the vast metropolis and geopolitical center of Japan, even though the Yakult Swallows are also based in Tokyo and three other teams play in the Greater Tokyo Area. This bandwagon appeal has been compared with the marketing of the New York Yankees or Manchester United to their fan bases. However, fans of other professional baseball teams in Japan are often openly derisive and contemptuous of the Giants' bandwagon marketing tactics. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1500x1000, 610 KB) Summary Tokyo Dome baseball stadium, adjacent to Suidobashi Station on JR Chuo-Sobu Line,Tokyo, Japan. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1500x1000, 610 KB) Summary Tokyo Dome baseball stadium, adjacent to Suidobashi Station on JR Chuo-Sobu Line,Tokyo, Japan. ... Tōkyō Dome (東京ドーム Tōkyō Dōmu, TYO: 9681 ) is a 55,000-seat stadium located in Bunkyo Ward of Tokyo, Japan. ... The Yakult Swallows (ヤクルトスワローズ Yakuruto Suwarōzu) are a professional baseball team in Japans Central League. ... The Greater Tokyo Area (東京都市圏 Tōkyō-toshiken), also the Tokyo-Yokohama area, is a large metropolitan area in Japan consisting of the metropolis of Tokyo and the prefectures of Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as Americans... Manchester Uniteds emblem Manchester United F.C. (often abbreviated to Man United or just Man U, pronounced man-yoo) is an English football club based at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. ...


It has also long been alleged that the Giants rely on underhanded tactics to recruit the best players, involving bribes to players and amateur coaches, or using their influence on the governing council of Japanese professional baseball to pass rules that favors their recruiting efforts. This may be one explanation for the Giants' abundance of success in league play.


Trivia

  • Yomiuri Giants name and uniforms were based on the New York (now San Francisco) Giants. The teams colors (orange and black) are the same colors worn by the National League's Giants, both in New York and San Francisco. The stylized lettering on the team's jerseys and caps is similar to the fancy lettering used by the Giants when they played in New York in the 1930s, although during the 1970s the Giants modernized their lettering to follow the style worn by the American Giants.
  • The Giants' main rivalry is with the Hanshin Tigers, a team especially popular in the Kansai region.
  • It has been said because of the lengthy MLBPA strike in the United States, and because of Japanese lore of the meaning of 60th anniversaries, the 1994 60th Anniversary Yomiuri Giants were the luckiest team in professional baseball. Many journalists called the 1994 team the World Champions of Professional Baseball.
  • Contact information: Yomiuri Giants, Takebashi 3-3 Building, 3-3 Kanda Nishiki-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8462

Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3,4,11,24,27,30,36,44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885-1957) New York Gothams (1883-1885) Troy Union Cities / Trojans (1879-1882) Ballpark AT&T Park (2000... The Hanshin Tigers ) are a Nippon Professional Baseball team based in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, and are in the Central League. ... The Kansai (Japanese: 関西) region of Japan, also known as the Kinki region (近畿地方, Kinki-chihō), lies in the Southern-Central region of Japans main island, Honshu. ...

External links

  • (Japanese) Yomiuri Giants Official Website
Japanese Professional Baseball
Central League Pacific League
Yomiuri Giants Chunichi Dragons Tokyo Yakult Swallows Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles Chiba Lotte Marines
Hiroshima Toyo Carp Hanshin Tigers Yokohama BayStars Seibu Lions Orix Buffaloes Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks

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