A poster for the first
"Japan World Series" in 1950
The Mainichi Orions,
champions for 1950
The Seibu Lions,
champions for 2004
Exhibition: Memoirs of the Japan Series
Tuesday, October 4, 2005 through Sunday, November 27, 2005
The Japan Series, in which the winners of the Central and the Pacific League vie for the Japan championship, started in 1950 when the current two-league system inaugurated.
The upcoming exhibition will celebrate their 56th anniversary by tracing the history with memorable exhibits---photographs of the annual winners, posters, admission tickets, and uniforms worn by managers and players who showed splendid performances in the 56 years of the fall event.
Also to be shown are a movie digest of the Japan Series between the Hanshin Tigers and the Seibu Lions in 1985 (when the Tigers won the coveted championship for the first time) and of those between the Yomiuri Giants and the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks in 2000 when Nagashima and Oh, the former clean-up duo of the Yomiuri Giants, made a famous confrontation as managers.