Osaka’s answer to the Boston Red Sox, the Hanshin Tigers stand as one of the most successful teams in Japanese baseball, better yet, this is your chance to grab Hanshin Tigers tickets and get ready to see this amazing team play live! With the team situated in Osaka’s Koshien Stadium, one of three massive baseball stadiums, it’s no wonder that the team has risen through the ranks to become second place league finishers, the last two years in a row! So don’t miss out the chance to see this talented team demonstrate their true skill and buy your Hanshin Tigers tickets now!
Standing as the second oldest pro baseball franchise in Japan, the Tigers have no doubt accrued a number of run-ins with various teams, and to this day share a heated rivalry with the Tokyo-Yomiuri Giants. Considering that both teams have clashed numerously in league-deciding matches, with the Hanshin Tigers placing second an unlucky thirteen times, it’s no wonder that these matches have become some of the most sought after baseball matches to watch throughout Japan!
Of course, if the Hanshin Tigers do actually win the league, you best be on your guard from ecstatic fans, especially if their win in eighty-five has anything to go by! If the Curse of Colonel Sanders means nothing to you, we at StubHub are more than happy to change that. The story goes after the Tigers won the Japan Series, fans became delirious with ecstacy! While fans in Tokyo were charged with hijacking a train, fans in Osaka’s district of Dotonbori, were throwing themselves into the (heavily polluted) river! There was reason to their madness however, when the crowd called out members of the team, it was only people who looked like the team that jumped into the river. However, with no-one looking like American import and star Tiger’s slugger Randy Bass, the folks threw in the local KFC’s statue of Colonel Sanders (who both had a beard and was also America) instead. The statue was never found, and legend has it that the Tigers would not win until it was found..
Luckily in March two thousand and nine, the statue was found, still smiling happily! The question is has the curse finally lifted, find out for yourself and grab yourselves some Hanshin Tigers tickets now, here at StubHub!