The Yomiuri Giants are a member of the Central League of professional baseball(NPB) in Japan.
The Yomiuri Giants have fans all over Japan. The Yomiuri Giants have fans all over Japan, especially among the generation that has been rooting for Shigeo Nagashima and Sadaharu Oh, who made their professional debut in the late 1950s. The Giants won the Japan Series for nine consecutive years from 1965 to 1973.
The Giants have won the Japan Series nine years in a row from 1965 to 1973, 22 times, far more than the Seibu Lions, who rank second among the 12 teams, with 13 times.
Team: Yomiuri Giants
Ballpark: Tokyo Dome
Year founded: 1934
Ownership: Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings
Titles:Japan Series(22), Central League(38)
Retired numbers: 1 Sadaharu Oh, 3 Shigeo Nagashima, 4 Toshio Kurosawa, 14 Eiji Sawamura, 16 Tetsuharu Kawakami, 34 Masaichi Kaneda
Former players related to MLB:
Hideki Matsui (to New York Yankees)
Hideki Okajima (to Boston Red Sox)
Hisanori Takahashi (to New York Mets)
Koji Uehara (to Baltimore Orioles)
Bill Gullickson (Montreal Expos etc)
Clyde Wright (California Angels etc)
Davey Johnson (Baltimore Orioles etc)
Gabe Kapler (Boston Red Sox etc)
Jesse Barfield (Toronto Blue Jays etc)
Phil Bradley (Seattle Mariners etc)
Reggie Smith (Boston Red Sox etc)
Roy White (New York Yankees)
Shane Mack (Minnesota Twins etc)