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Dragons win Japan Series in perfect fashion
2007-11-01 07:07
by Bob Timmermann

Daisuke Yamai pitched eight perfect innings and Hitoki Iwase pitched a perfect ninth inning as the Chunichi Dragons won their first Japan Series title in 53 years with a 1-0 win over the Nippon Ham Fighters Thursday at the Nagoya Dome.

The only run of the game was scored in the second. Tyrone Woods singled, Norihiro Nakamura (the series MVP) doubled Woods to third and Ryosuke Hirata hit a sacrifice fly to score Woods.

The Fighters, who had won the Japan Series last year, finished the five game series with a team batting average of .147. The Dragons didn't hit well, but well enough, batting .228 for the series.

A boxscore you can understand in any language.

Joe Posnanski's story from Nagoya.



Chunichi manager Hiromitsu Ochiai receives the traditional doage after the Dragons win.


Daisuke Yamai


Norihiro Nakamura (wearing #99!)

Pictures from Yahoo! Japan.

2007-11-01 07:33:53
1.   Woden325
Impressive. It seems to me that most perfectos are also complete games, but the Dragons had one guy go 8 IP, 86 pitches, and a 13 pitch save. Has there ever been a perfect game in the MLB thrown by multiple pitchers?
2007-11-01 07:39:03
2.   Bob Timmermann
All perfect games in MLB history have been complete games.
2007-11-01 08:21:34
3.   Bluebleeder87
man, they threw the manager up reall high! I just hope they catch 'em.
2007-11-01 09:22:44
4.   fanerman
Is that old friend Norihiro Nakamura?
2007-11-01 09:25:59
5.   Bob Timmermann
Indeed it is.

I shall turn his bobblehead to face me today.

2007-11-01 19:18:17
6.   rabid stan
Perfect game through 8 on 86 pitches.

Who lifts a pitcher doing that (one run game or no)? And they say they beat pitchers into the ground in Japan.

Is something else going on here?

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