The Golden Braves compete in the Baseball Challenge League, one of two independent pro leagues in Japan. In 2017, the Golden Braves were an expansion team and in 2019 they won their first championship. As of 2019, the league has expanded to 12 teams featuring two divisions. Featured in this clip is BBJO member Lukas Rojo, who has played for the Golden Braves both in 2018 and 2019. Towards the end of this clip is Shuichi Murata, one of the few pure Japanese home run hitters who hit clean up for the Japanese national team at the WBC tournament in 2009. Until the age of 36, he played in the Nippon Professional Baseball League (Japan’s top league). In this video, Murata hit his final bomb before hanging them up.
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World Baseball Traveler
After 5 years of pro ball in America as a player & coach, World Baseball Traveler, Devon Ramirez, offers a mentoring service to aspiring professional baseball players who are looking to take their game to the next level. To date, he has helped 26 players signed overseas contracts & 5 players from overseas sign to pro ball in the states. Make sure to ask him for the BBJO discount!