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Stone marker honoring the Carp Central League Champion teams

The Hiroshima Toyo Carp (広島東洋カープ Hiroshima Tōyō Kāpu) is a Japanese professional baseball team in the city of Hiroshima and Hiroshima Prefecture. The Carp play in Japan's Central League or Ce League (セリーグ Se reegu).

The team's ballpark is Mazda Stadium.

The Carp is a team with the greatest number of perfect games Japanese professional baseball.

History

The team joined the Central League as the Hiroshima Carp in 1949. Carp Won Central League Championship for the first time in 1975.

The team mascot "Slyly" bears resemblance to the Phillie Phanatic of the Philadelphia Phillies. "Carp Boya" is another team mascot.

League titles

  • Japan series titles(3) 1979,1980,1984
  • Central League Championship (6) 1975,1979,1980,1984,1986,1991

Notable players

  • Kōji Yamamoto (山本 浩二 Yamamoto Kōji)
  • Sachio Kinugasa (衣笠 祥雄 kinugasa Sachio)

Current manager

  • 77 Japan Kenjiro Nomura (野村 謙二郎 Nomura Kenjiro)

Current players

  •  1 Japan Tomonori Maeda (前田 智徳 Maeda Tomonori)
  •  2 Japan Akihiro Higashide (東出 輝裕 Nomura Kenjiro)
  •  5 Japan Kenta Kuirhara (栗原 健太 Kurihara Kenta)
  •  6 Japan Eishin Soyogi (梵 英心 Soyogi Eishin)
  • 18 Japan Kenta Maeda (前田 健太 Maeda Kenta)
  • 25 Japan Takuro Ishii (石井 琢朗 Ishii Takuro)
  • 66 Japan Shogo Kimura (木村 昇吾 Kimura Shogo)

MLB players

  • Hiroki Kuroda (黒田 博樹 Kuroda Hiroki)
  • Alfonso Guilleard Soriano
  • Colby Lewis
  • Ken Takahashi (高橋 建 Takahashi Ken)

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