For professional baseball and the Pacific League, Orix has won the 13th victory for the first time in 25 years.

Mr. Ichiro, who pulled the team 25 years before Orix won the championship last time, commented, "Of course, I'm looking forward to the next one in Japan."

Orix won the championship last time in the 1996 season.

This year, the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake was a slogan, and the team fought together under the slogan "Ganbaro KOBE" under the late director Akira Ohgi to encourage the affected area of ​​Kobe.

In the match held at the base on September 23, Ichiro, who won the top hitter for the third consecutive year, won the league title for the second consecutive year with a goodbye hit.

And in the Japan Series, he defeated the giant led by Shigeo Nagashima with 4 wins and 1 loss and became the best in Japan for the first time in 19 years.

Following the victory for the first time in 25 years, Mr. Ichiro made the following comment.

"Congratulations to Orix Buffaloes for winning the league.

I have experienced the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in 1995, and under" Ganbaro KOBE ", I still struggle with my fans to win the championship. It's engraved in my heart. It's been a

long time since then, and Nakajima, who was a senior of ORIX at that time, led the team to the league championship for the first time in 25 years together with the players who were not born at that time as a manager. I am deeply moved.

Today's victory may have evoked a passion for both the fans who shared those unforgettable days and the fans who did not know the time. Of

course, the next one is the best in Japan. I'm looking forward to it.

Seattle Mariners Ichiro "