Marines No. 1: Valentine wins Japan Series
OSAKA, Japan -- Bobby Valentine wants to see a series between the best team from Japan and Major League Baseball.
The former New York Mets manager, whose Chiba Lotte Marines completed a four-game sweep of the Japan Series on Wednesday, says Japanese professional baseball has closed the gap on the majors.
"Watching our guys all season and the World Series on TV, I can
tell you the level of play is equal," Valentine said after
becoming the first foreigner to manage a Japan ...
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