On November 9, 2008 — 2008 – The Seibu Lions win the 2008 Japan Series in 7 games, topping the Yomiuri Giants, 3 – 2, in the finale. Starter Fumiya Nishiguchi allows runs in the first two innings but his bullpen tosses 7 shutout innings. Down 2 – 1 in the 8th, Seibu rallies at Tokyo Dome against hard-throwing Daisuke Ochi, with backup infielder Hiroshi Hirao delivering the winning hit for the second game in a row.


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