Sunday, May 13, 2012

Card Of The Week May 13

Friday night's 3-2 victory by the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles over Orix was the 1000th win in Senichi Hoshino's managerial career.  He's the 12th manager in Japan to make it to 1000 wins and the first former pitcher.  He's been managing off and on since 1987 - two stints with the Dragons (87-91 and 96-01), one with the Tigers (02-03) and his current gig with the Eagles since last year - not to mention his time spent managing the 2008 Olympic team.  Here's his 1991 BBM card (#44) from his first tenure with Chunichi:

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