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Japan Series Titles: 1 (1998)

Central League Pennants: 1 (1998)

Franchise Players: Kazuhiro Sasaki, Bobby Rose, Hitoshi Tamura, Takuro Ishii

Current Manager: Kiyoshi Nakahata

Stadium: Yokohama Stadium

[edit] Team History

Baystars players hosting a baseball clinic for local youth in 2010.

The Yokohama Bay Stars began play in 1993 when the Taiyo Whales changed their name. The team, which had been under .500 throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, posted a winning record in 1995 and then won their first Japan Series as the Bay Stars in 1998 behind the play of MVP Kazuhiro Sasaki, batting champ Takanori Suzuki and Bobby Rose. They since have slipped back and finished last in the Central League each year from 2002 through 2004. The team is based in the port city of Yokohama, Kanagawa.

[edit] Managers

[edit] Further Reading

  • Ken Belson: "Cellar Dweller in Japan Adds Pizazz, Not Victories", The New York Times, August 29, 2012. [1]

Preceded by
Yokohama Taiyo Whales
Yokohama BayStars
1993 - present
Current team name
Nippon Professional Baseball
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