Chiba Lotte Marines

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Chiba Lotte Marines are the baseball team in Chiba, Japan. Their stadium, QVC Marine Field, is placed in Makuhari, Chiba Prefecture.

History[change | edit source]

They were founded in 1950 as the "Mainichi Orions". In 1958, they changed their name to the "Daimai Orions", the "Tokyo Orions" in 1964, the "Lotte Orions" in 1969, and finally the Chiba Lotte Marines since 1992. Chiba Lotte Marines has been a Pacific league champion six times, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1974, 2005, and 2010. Then, 4 times they won Japan series, 1950, 1974, 2005, and 2010.

Players[change | edit source]

Tsuyoshi Nishioka was a captain of Chiba Lotte Marines in 2010 season. He trasfared to Minnesota Twins after Chiba Lotte Marines won Japan series in 2010. He entered into Chiba Lotte Marines in 2002 and he had played for 8 years in Japan. He is well known as switch hitter and recorded high averaged hitting in WBC-2006.