2001 Japan Series

2001(2001)Japan Series
The 2001 Japan Series was the 52nd edition of Nippon Professional Baseball's postseason championship series.wikipedia
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The 2001 Japan Series was the 52nd edition of Nippon Professional Baseball's postseason championship series.
Japan Series: Yakult Swallows over Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes (4-1)

Japan Series

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The 2001 Japan Series was the 52nd edition of Nippon Professional Baseball's postseason championship series.

Tokyo Yakult Swallows

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It matched the Central League champion Yakult Swallows against the Pacific League champion Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes.

Nippon Professional Baseball

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The 2001 Japan Series was the 52nd edition of Nippon Professional Baseball's postseason championship series. Foreign import Tuffy Rhodes teamed up with Norihiro Nakamura to become one of the most feared hitting tandems in Nippon Professional Baseball history.

Central League

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It matched the Central League champion Yakult Swallows against the Pacific League champion Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes.

Pacific League

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It matched the Central League champion Yakult Swallows against the Pacific League champion Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes.

Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes

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It matched the Central League champion Yakult Swallows against the Pacific League champion Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes.

Tuffy Rhodes

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Foreign import Tuffy Rhodes teamed up with Norihiro Nakamura to become one of the most feared hitting tandems in Nippon Professional Baseball history.

Norihiro Nakamura

Foreign import Tuffy Rhodes teamed up with Norihiro Nakamura to become one of the most feared hitting tandems in Nippon Professional Baseball history.

1997 Japan Series

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Most of the core team from the 1997 Japan Series championship still remained in Kazuhisa Ishii and all-world catcher Atsuya Furuta.

Kazuhisa Ishii

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Most of the core team from the 1997 Japan Series championship still remained in Kazuhisa Ishii and all-world catcher Atsuya Furuta.

Atsuya Furuta

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Most of the core team from the 1997 Japan Series championship still remained in Kazuhisa Ishii and all-world catcher Atsuya Furuta.

2001 Nippon Professional Baseball season

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The Nippon Professional Baseball season ended with the Yakult Swallows defeating the Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes in the 2001 Japan Series 4 games to 1.

2001 in sports

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Japan Series – The Yakult Swallows defeat the Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes 4 games to 1. The Swallows' Atsuya Furuta is named Series MVP.

Ryota Igarashi

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He allowed a .172 average and struck out 51 in 41 2/3 IP while walking 28. He pitched one game in the 2001 Japan Series, giving up three runs in one inning in Game Two, a loss to the Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes; Yakult won the Series, taking the other four contests.