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.