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HANSHIN TIGERS

The Tigers' Teruaki Sato has hit at least 20 home runs in three straight seasons.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Mar 28, 2024
Tigers remain the Central League's team to beat as rival Giants loom
While Hanshin may be favored to repeat, the rest of the league will be waiting to pounce should the Kansai club falter.
A statue of Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Colonel Harland Sanders going through a ritual that is typically held for the repose of the souls of old dolls at Sumiyoshi Taisha shrine in Osaka.
JAPAN / Society
Mar 20, 2024
Statue of Colonel Sanders disposed of after 39-year saga
The statue went through a ritual that is typically held for the repose of the souls of old dolls at Sumiyoshi Taisha shrine in Osaka on March 8.
Designated hitter and closer Shohei Ohtani (center) and catcher Yuhei Nakamura are mobbed by their Samurai Japan teammates after Ohtani struck out American slugger Mike Trout to clinch Japan’s third World Baseball Classic and first since 2009, at LoanDepot Park in Miami on March 21.
SPORTS
Dec 26, 2023
Images of 2023: Sports
For some, 2023 was a year of sweet victory, after many years of not making it to the summit. For Shohei Ohtani, it was yet another year of brilliance.
Tigers manager Akinobu Okada speaks during a news conference in Tokyo after the buzzword of the year was announced on Friday. The team's slogan, an indirect reference to victory, took the top spot.
JAPAN / Society
Dec 1, 2023
Japan’s 2023 buzzword of the year is all about winning
A.R.E — based on the Japanese word “are” (“that”) — took the top spot, after the Hanshin Tigers popularized the term as an indirect reference to victory.
Orix Buffaloes ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto (left) and Hanshin Tigers rookie Shoki Murakami were named the Pacific League and Central League MVPs, respectively, on Tuesday night.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 29, 2023
Tigers rookie Murakami and Orix ace Yamamoto named MVPs
Yamamoto became the first player since Ichiro Suzuki to win three straight MVP awards, while Murakami also won Central League Rookie of the Year honors.
Tigers players Kento Itohara (left), Fumihito Haraguchi (second from left), Ryutaro Umeno (third from left) and Suguru Iwazaki pose for photos during the team's victory parade in Kobe on Thursday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 24, 2023
Triumphant Tigers and Buffaloes hold parades in Kobe and Osaka
Around 1 million fans attended victory parades for the Tigers and Buffaloes in Kobe and Osaka on Thursday.
Police try to control the crowd in the city of Osaka after the Hanshin Tigers won the Japan Series baseball championship on Nov. 5.
JAPAN
Nov 14, 2023
Civil servants face different treatment at Kansai baseball parades
Kobe and Hyogo government workers working at the parades will be treated as being on duty, but those of the Osaka governments will not be.
Hanshin second baseman Takumu Nakano (right) and outfielder Koji Chikamoto were among the team's five Golden Glove winners this season.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 10, 2023
Japan Series champion Tigers lead way with five Golden Glove winners
The Tigers set a franchise record with five Golden Glove selections.
A man dressed as Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Colonel Sanders jumps into the Dotonbori River in Osaka after the Hanshin Tigers won the Japan Series.
PODCAST / deep dive
Nov 9, 2023
Japan’s 'four-eyed tax hiker' and the curse of Colonel Sanders
Baseball writer Jason Coskrey and editor Joel Tansey discuss the Hanshin Tigers’ Japan Series victory; Gabriele Ninivaggi explains how the prime minister hopes to get a home run with his tax plan.
Asahanshin Torakichi's ring name is nod to the Osaka native's favorite baseball team, the 2023 Japan Series champion Hanshin Tigers.
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Nov 8, 2023
Tigers’ triumph resonates in a sumo world full of Kansai natives
As Hanshin fans celebrate a long-awaited championship, it's timely to look back at what sumo looked like when Hanshin last won it all in 1985.
The Tigers' Sheldon Neuse (center, No. 7) celebrates with his teammates following his three-run homer in the fourth inning of Game 7 of the Japan Series against the Buffaloes at Kyocera Dome Osaka on Sunday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 6, 2023
Sheldon Neuse and the catch that ended the Tigers' 38-year drought
For the American, a win in the Japan Series was a perfect ending to a year that did not go the way he had hoped during the regular season.
Hanshin Tigers fans celebrate the team's first Japan Series title in 38 years on Sunday.
JAPAN
Nov 6, 2023
Osaka erupts in celebration as Tigers win Japan Series
A heavy police presence made sure that incidents after past Tigers’ successes would not be repeated.
Buffaloes starter Yoshinobu Yamamoto pitches against the Tigers in Game 6 of the Japan Series at Kyocera Dome Osaka on Saturday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 5, 2023
Buffaloes to allow ace pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto to move to MLB
The move was widely expected before the Buffaloes made it official.
The Tigers toss manager Akinobu Okada into the air after winning the Japan Series at Kyocera Dome Osaka on Sunday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 5, 2023
Tigers beat Buffaloes in Game 7 to end 38-year Japan Series drought
The Tigers beat the defending champion Buffaloes in Game 7 to claim their first Japan Series title since 1985.
Buffaloes pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto struck out 14 in a complete-game victory over the Tigers in Game 6 of the Japan Series at Kyocera Dome Osaka on Saturday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 4, 2023
Ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto helps Buffaloes force Game 7 in Japan Series
The Buffaloes beat the Tigers to send the Japan Series to Game 7.
Tigers fans make their presence known at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, on Thursday, as Hanshin played Orix in Game 5 of the Japan Series.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 3, 2023
Could the Tigers' curse be over, once and for all?
A win against the Buffaloes on Saturday would see the Tigers victorious in this year's Japan Series.
Tigers rookie Shota Morishita hits a two-run triple to left against the Buffaloes in the eighth inning in Game 5 of the Japan Series at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, on Thursday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 2, 2023
Tigers rally for victory to move within win of Japan Series title
The Tigers are seeking their first Japan Series title since 1985.
Tigers reliever Atsuki Yuasa needed just one pitch to make a major impact in Game 4 of the Japan Series.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 2, 2023
For Atsuki Yuasa, all it took was one pitch to spur Tigers' win
Yuasa received an immense hero’s welcome from Tigers fans Wednesday night but there was no time to soak in the atmosphere.
The Tigers' Yusuke Oyama hits a walk-off single to lift his team to a win over the Buffaloes in Game 4 of the Japan Series at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, on Wednesday night.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 1, 2023
Yusuke Oyama lifts Tigers to thrilling win to even Japan Series
The Japan Series between the Tigers and Buffaloes is now tied 2-2.
Buffaloes reliever Yuki Udagawa pumps his fist after striking out Tigers shortstop Seiya Kinami in the eighth inning of Orix's 5-4 win in Game 3 of the Japan Series on Tuesday at Koshien Stadium.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 1, 2023
How Yuki Udagawa’s steely nerves quieted Koshien’s raucous crowd
Instead of being rattled, Yuki Udagawa fed off the electric energy pulsating through the stadium as he protected a one-run lead in a 5-4 win.

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