Monthly Archives: January 2017

Hanshin Tigers: 1965-1978

In a way, the book title says it all – this is a complete summary of the Hanshin Tigers’ 1965 through 1978 seasons. But actually, it starts the tale in the fall of 1958, when the team signed the best pitcher in its history – Minoru Muray

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Injuries Added to Insult

It was bad enough that the team lost two of three against the Hiroshima Carp earlier this week. The first game was a low-scoring affair, one that our starter dominated for six innings and our relievers held their boots on the jugulars of the CL leaders. B

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vs. Carp – July 17-19 – Ultra Blowouts

This Hiroshima Carp team is strong. Really strong. Though the Tigers entered this series with a slight 6-5 edge in 11 head-to-head games this season, the last two were lopsided enough to make it feel like it’s 2016 all over again. But things would b

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Episode 70 – Podcast Turns 2; End of an Era

   In this final podcast episode, T-Ray is joined by Zorny to discuss the two-game set against the Chunichi Dragons and then give the team a mid-season report card. We look back on various games and players that have made the 2017 a memorable one thus f

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Episode 69 – What’s WRONG, Hanshin?

   Recap of the past week’s action (@ BayStars, vs. Giants), Player of the Week, Wacky Tomoaki, Hot Topic (Hanshin’s inability to hit in the clutch), Predictions for next week’s action – 2 vs. Dragons. Recorded on July 10, 2017 O

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