Sunday, April 5, 2015

Card Of The Week April 5

The Giants beat the Tigers yesterday by a score of 9 to 5.  This was significant because it was the 1000th time that the Giants had beaten the Tigers in the two team's history going all the way back to 1936.  If I'm reading the translation of this Nikkan Sports article correctly, it looks like the Giants' first ever victory against the Tigers was Eiji Sawamura's no-hitter against them on September 25, 1936.  This was also the first no-hitter in Japanese professional baseball history.

BBM commemorated this no-hitter (as well as almost all the others in Japan up until 2012) with a card in the 2012 No-Hitters set.  Since it was the first no-hitter, it's the first card in the set:

H/T Yakyu Baka for the link to the Nikkan Sports article

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