The saddest words in baseball, the season is over, have been spoken. Fans of Japanese baseball, however, can hang on with their World Series equivalent, the Nippon Series.
The Yomiuri Giants won the Central League Climax Series and will face the Seibu Lions. The series starts Saturday at the Tokyo Dome.
Michael Westbay, one of the foremost authorities on Japanese baseball, has a Climax Series wrap up and a preview between the two great franchises.
The Giants, who won 9 times in a row between 1965 and 1973, have won 20 titles. The Lions, who won 8 of 9 between 1982 and 1992, have the second most with 12.