It’s been 44 years since the Fighters last victory in 1962.
With a score of 4 to 1 against the Chunichi Dragons, the Nippon Ham Fighters won their 5th and final game to take the Japan league Championship. “I can’t believe it,” said Trey Hillman (American coach for the Fighters). “It’s a blessing to have an opportunity to work for this organization and to manage this group of men.”
It was the second straight year that an American manager has led his team to victory in the Japan Series. The fighters held the Dragons to one run on eight hits while striking out six as the Fighters won their first Japan Series title since 1962!, when they were known as the “Toei Flyers.” The game was non-stop action and with out a doubt it big news for Sapporo’s die hard fans.
I’m sure they’ll be a party downtown this weekend!
Good Job Nippon Ham Fighters! We knew you could do it!