Sports reporter Jim Armstrong returns to the podcast to review the Japan Series, which wrapped up on November 5 at Osaka's Kyocera Dome.
In his chat with sports editor Ed Odeven, Armstrong highlights the drama of NPB's seven-game championship series between the Orix Buffaloes and the Hanshin Tigers. The conversation spells out why it was one of the most memorable Japan Series of the past few decades.
Clutch hits, various miscues, dominating and disappointing pitching performances (for both teams), and managerial tactics by title-winning skipper Akinobu Okada of the Tigers and Satoshi Nakajima of the Buffaloes are also bandied about.
There was no shortage of memorable action on the field, including Japan Series MVP Koji Chikamoto's overall performance, as the hosts point out.
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Author: Ed Odeven