New Retro Deadstock Hanshin Tigers Baseball Achievers Sweatshirt 2003
Designer: Hanshin Tigers
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This authentic Hanshin Tigers Baseball Achievers Sweatshirt of 2003 represents the team reaching the central league championships. This rare piece is over two decades old and is in a pristine, new-vintage state.
The 2003 Hanshin Tigers finished first in the Central League with a record of 87–51–2, their first Central League pennant since 1985. The Tigers then went on to the Japan Series, losing to the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks in six games.
The Tigers were led by a young pitching staff that included Kei Igawa, Hideki Irabu, and Trey Moore. Igawa was named the Central League MVP after going 20–5 with a 2.80 ERA. Irabu was also a key contributor, going 12–7 with a 3.18 ERA. Moore was a solid third starter, going 10–6 with a 3.39 ERA.
The Tigers also had a strong offense in 2003. George Arias led the team with 38 home runs and 107 RBIs. Tomoaki Kanemoto hit 24 home runs and drove in 88 runs. Makoto Imaoka won the Central League batting title with a .338 average.
The Tigers' 2003 season was a major turnaround from their previous season when they finished in last place in the Central League. The team's success was largely due to the young talent on their roster. Igawa, Irabu, and Moore were all in their early 20s and key contributors to the Tigers' success. The Tigers' offense was also a major factor in their success. Arias, Kanemoto, and Imaoka were all All-Stars and had big seasons.
The Tigers' 2003 season was memorable for the team and its fans. After years of mediocrity, the team finally broke through and made it to the Japan Series for the first time since 1985. The Tigers' young players gained valuable experience, and they set the stage for future success.
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