Hanshin Tigers ‘peak of popularity’ wins Japan Series for the first time in 38 years

The Hanshin Tigers, Japan’s most popular franchise after the Yomiuri Giants, have won their first Japan Series title in 38 years.

Hanshin swept the fellow Oryx Buffaloes 7-1 in Game 7 of the 2023 Japan Series on Friday at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan.

With the win, Hanshin, which improved to 4-3 in the all-time series, lifted the trophy for the second time in 38 years and the first time in franchise history since 1985.토토사이트

Hanshin hasn’t won a championship since 1985, when they won their first championship behind the stellar play of foreign-born slugger Randy Barth. Hanshin then advanced to the 2005 Japan Series, where they were swept by the Chiba Lotte team led by Lee Seung-yup (now manager of Doosan).

This year’s Japan Series was highly anticipated as it pitted Hanshin and Oryx, representing the Osaka and Kansai regions, against each other, and was considered a box office success as the series went all the way to Game 7.

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