Categories Archives: Miscellaneous

Monthly Hanshin Tigers – October 2017

The ex-captain and current NPB ironman extraordinaire made history at Koshien Stadium on September 8. This magazine commemorates his 2000th career hit (which makes him the second man in club history to record 2000 hits as a Tiger, after Taira Fujita) and

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Monthly Hanshin Tigers – September 2017

Hard to believe we have just one more full month of baseball left before the postseason! I won’t say it’s been a quick season, but it has been a fun one! I have tickets for three more games: one in Hiroshima (9/7), and two at Koshien (9/12 and

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Monthly Hanshin Tigers – August 2017

A funny thing happened with the July 2017 edition mail-in contest. I enter it from time to time, and have yet to win. But they always ask you to make a comment about the magazine – requests or what have you. So I wrote: “I’m looking forw

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Monthly Hanshin Tigers – July 2017

The calendar has been flipped here in Japan, which means a new start of sorts. Hanshin sure is in need of it! Click here for July’s game schedule. And now that July is here, let’s take a look at the latest Monthly Hanshin Tigers magazine! He

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Monthly Hanshin Tigers – June 2017

Interleague is upon us, and Hanshin is sitting 10 games above .500 heading into June. Not bad when compared with last season, when they were a game under water at this point. Click here for June’s game schedule. This month’s cover man is n

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You Need These Balloons!

If and when you go to Koshien Stadium for a Hanshin Tigers game, you will want to be part of all the fan festivities. In order to do so, you will want to enjoy the 7th inning balloon release. Of course, you need balloons in order to take part! How/where t

Closing Out a Fine Night

On Tuesday night, I had the privilege of going to watch the Hanshin Tigers face the Chunichi Dragons. Without going into too many details about the game (series recap will come out after Thursday’s match), suffice to say that there was little drama