Professional baseball team Yomiuri Giants is based in Bunkyo, Tokyo. The team plays in the Central League in Nippon Professional Baseball and is regarded as "The New York Yankees of Japan" due to its widespread popularity, past dominance of the league and stunning effect on fans. Its main rival is the Hanshin Tigers. The Giants were founded in 1934 and has since captured over 20 Japanese Series Championships. The Giants's colors are orange, white and black. Famous Major League outfielder from the New York Yankees Hideki Matsui was a part of the Yomiuri Giants from 2003 to 2012.
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