The Hanshin Tigers, Japan’s representative professional baseball team in Kansai, won the Central League for the first time in 18 years.
Hanshin beat the Yomiuri Giants 4-3 at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, on the 14th.
Hanshin tied Yusuke Oyama’s sacrifice fly and Teruaki Sato’s two-run home run over the middle wall in the bottom of the sixth inning, 0-0, to score three points to decide the winner.
In the seventh inning, trailing 3-1, he added one point thanks to Yomiuri’s error and beat Yomiuri’s chase by one point to secure the top spot on his home turf.토토사이트
As a result, Hanshin, who erased the Magic Number 1, regained the top of the Central League for the first time in 18 years since 2005, regardless of the remaining games with 80 wins, 4 draws and 44 losses in the season.
This year and 18 years ago, the winning head coach was Akinobu Okada (65), a veteran player.
Okada led Hanshin in the first round between 2004 and 2008, and as soon as he wore the tiger uniform again this year, he raised the team to the top of the league.
Hanshin will go straight to the final stage of the Climax Series and compete for the first stage winner, where the second and third place in the league clash, to advance to the Japanese Series.
In Japanese professional baseball, which established the current postseason system only in 2007, the league’s No. 1 team (represented as a championship) is still ranked higher than the postseason winner.
Hanshin enjoyed the joy of winning the league against Yomiuri, a national team and national team in the Kanto region.
Hanshin won the Central League title for the fifth time in his career in 2005, and if he wins the Climax Series, he will win his sixth title.
As of the 13th, Hanshin is the most popular club in terms of crowd mobilization, with 2,617,114 cumulative spectators and an average of 40,892 per game, ranking first in 12 teams in Japan’s two major leagues.
With Hanshin’s recapture of the summit, Osaka, which is a sign of the Kansai region and is home to Hanshin fans as Japan’s second largest city, is expected to shake up.
Eighteen years ago, crowds celebrating Hanshin’s victory gathered in Namba, Osaka, and jumped into the Dotonbori River across the city, causing an accident.
Japanese police sent a notice to foreign diplomatic missions, including the Korean Consulate General in Osaka, to refrain tourists from visiting Dotonbori from the 12th to the 17th, fearing that Hanshin’s victory would cause various accidents in Dotonbori.