The Japanese national baseball team, Samurai Japan, is the 1st and 2nd champion of the World Baseball Classic (WBC). From the first tournament, the national team was formed with the most elite members, and won consecutive championships with delicate baseball unique to Japan. The United States and the Dominican Republic also benefited from not putting all their efforts in the early stages of the tournament. In the 2013 and 2017 competitions, they failed to advance to the final after being pushed by the Dominican Republic and the United States. In the 3rd tournament, I participated as a domestic member without a major league player.
14 years have passed since the last win. Japan, the ‘country of baseball’ that is serious about baseball, began preparing quickly with the goal of winning the championship. After the Tokyo Olympics held in 2021, coach Hideki Kuriyama was appointed as the full-time command tower of the national team. He is a bright leader on the field who led the Nippon Ham Fighters for 10 years until the 2021 season. He took office at the end of 2021 and conceived the power for over a year.
The strongest power begins with the selection of the best players. In this respect, the national team is evaluated as the strongest power of all time. The best players active in the Major League and Nippon Professional Baseball have been selected or are scheduled to be selected. There are no injuries among the main starting candidates. First of all, on the 6th, 12 out of 30 were announced in the first round. The remaining 18 will be added at the end of this month.
Let’s look at the mound first. The six selected resources were first revealed, and they are the ‘Avengers’ lineup. 온라인바카라
Major league aces, Yu Darvish (37, San Diego Padres) and Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels) make opponents feel intimidated. Veteran Darvish threw a powerful ball comparable to his heyday last year. In his 11th year in the majors, he finished with 194⅔, tying his record for most wins in a season with 16. He had a 3.10 earned run average and 197 strikeouts.
Darvish is a ‘living legend’ to the junior pitchers of the national team. Some players say: “It’s an honor to play for Darvish in the same team. I will learn a lot from the national team.” Although he is the eldest, he is expected to play a pivotal role in the team. He is the last winning member in 2009. Won the championship by pitching as a closer in the final match against Korea.