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Established 2005
[1]Team logo [[File:|100px|border]]Cap Insignia
Major league affiliations
Current uniform
Retired Numbers 10
Colors
  • Red, Gold, White
Name
  • Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (2005–present)
Other nicknames
  • Washi (鷲?, eagles)
Ballpark
League titles
Japan Series titles (0)
PL Pennants (0)
Owner(s): Rakuten Inc.
Manager:
General Manager:


The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles are a baseball team founded in 2004 to begin play in 2005 in the Japanese Pacific League. The team was created to fill the void left by the merger of the Orix Blue Wave and the Kintetsu Buffaloes, who merged at the end of the 2004 season due to financial difficulties, leaving the Pacific League with only 5 teams, causing the biggest crisis in the traditional two-league structure in NPB and finally caused the historical-first baseball player strike in Japan. The team is based in Sendai, in Miyagi Prefecture. It inaugurated its first season with a 3 – 1 victory over Lotte. The team is owned by the Internet shopping company Rakuten [2].

The team's manager was Katsuya Nomura, the oldest manager in NPB history, but he was replaced as of the 2010 season by Marty Brown the former manager of Hiroshima.

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