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Yomiuri Giants

The Yomiuri Giants (in Kanji: 読売巨人; Yomiuri-kyojin) are a popular baseball team in Japan. The team is owned by the Yomiuri Group, a media conglomerate which includes two newspapers and a television network.

The Yomiuri Giants are the oldest professional team in Japan, which was founded in 1936 and joined the new Japanese Professional League[?]. The Giants won nine titles before the establishment of the two league system in 1950. Starting in 1965, the Giants won nine consecutive Central League pennants and Japan Series[?] titles, in large part because of the hitting of Shigeo Nagashima[?] and Sadaharu Oh. The Giants have won the 2002 pennant. The Yomiuri Giants have won more pennants and Japan Series titles than any other team.

See also: Japanese Baseball.

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