Kokutetsu Swallows

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Japan Series Titles: 0

Central League Pennants: 0

Franchise Player: Masaichi Kaneda was often a one-man team

The present-day Yakult Swallows were originally known as the Kokutetsu Swallows. Beginning play in the Central League in 1950, the team was generally an also-ran. In 1965 it was sold to the Sankei company, which renamed them the Sankei Swallows that year.

Kokutestu managers[edit]

New Team Tokyo Yakult Swallows
1950 - 1965 (midseason)
Succeeded by
Sankei Swallows