Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles

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Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (東北楽天ゴールデンイーグルス, Tōhoku Rakuten Gōruden Īgurusu) is a Japanese baseball team in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture. The Eagles play in Japan's Pacific League (パ・リーグ, pari-gu).[1]

History[change | change source]

  • Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (2005~)

The owner of the Eagles is Rakuten, an IT company. The Eagles are very popular in Miyagi. The mascot character is Clutch and Clutchyna. And in 2016, Switch was added to them.[2]

The Eagles became the champion of the Pacific League on September 26, 2013. Masahiro Tanaka contributed to becoming the champion. He won 24 games in the 2013 series. In the Japan Series, the Eagles had four wins and three losses to Yomiuri Giants, who became the champion of Central League in Japan.

Home stadium[change | change source]

The Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi in Sendai is their home stadium. This stadium is in the central ward of Sendai city, near Miyaginohara station [en; ja].[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), "Teams (Rosters, Schedules/Scores, Individual Stats); retrieved 2012-7-17.
  2. "新外国人の発表に関して".
  3. Kleenex Statium Miyagi at Archived 2012-09-04 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-12-18.

Other websites[change | change source]

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