The Tokyo Hammers were born out of frustration.
A group of baseball enthusiasts who were annoyed with teams that play as an excuse to booze and gamble formed the club in 2005.
The Hammers are always on the lookout for new members—the only requirement is that they have high school or college experience so they can handle fastballs of 75mph or more.
The team started out playing sandlot games but now concentrates on hardball matchups and tournaments.
Costs are limited to the jersey, game and equipment fees.
Contact Roark at 080-3129-7798 or email@example.com for details, or see www.ballcharts.com/hammers.
Tokyo Hammers Winners of the 2008 Yokohama Country & Athletic Club Hardball Tournament 1st Place Trophy!!!
Monday, September 15th 2008
On an overcast morning after days upon days of rain the Tokyo Hammers started calling Roark at 6am unsure of whether to even take such a long trek to Yokohama, things did happen and happen well.
In the first game at 10am the Tokyo Hammers took on the home team YC&AC and battled out a 9-6 victory to advance to the final against the Tokyo Eagles.
After a two hour wait for the winner of 3rd and 4th place to be decided the Tokyo Hammers defeated the Tokyo Eagles ending their 4 year run at being YC&AC tournament champions.
The Championship game was, as is usually so with the Tokyo Eagles, a nail bitter in which the winner was in question until the final out and the Tokyo Hammers were on the better end of a 7-5 score.
The Tokyo Eagles got an early 3-0 lead on some costly Tokyo Hammer errors but the Tokyo Hammers settled down and fought back and showed what they were made of to take the lead 5-4 in the top of the 6th. The Tokyo Eagles responded with an RBI triple to tie the game however the runner would be left standing there. In the top of the 7th the seesaw ended as the Tokyo Hammers too responded with the final and fatal 2 runs and the Tokyo Eagles had nothing left in the bottom of the 7th against the Tokyo Hammers tournament MVP Po-Hsun Song.
The Tokyo Hammers Management Would Like To Thank:
The YC&AC for inviting us to play in their tournament so rich in history, the Tokyo Eagles for suggesting us to Justin of the YC&AC management when he had a team cancel at the last minute and the home team of YC&AC for loaning us a couple of players for the second game.
And finally I would like to thank the Tokyo Hammers players for coming together on one weeks notice to play in this tournament.
NOTE: TOKYO HAMMERS HALL OF FAME ALUMNI ABOVE
ARE WELCOME TO RETURN TO ACTIVE STATUS ANYTIME
REMEMBER, ONCE A HAMMER, ALWAYS A HAMMER !!!
- TOKYO HAMMERS 3 YEAR OVERALL W/L PERCENTAGE:(.700) -
63 WINS, 28 LOSSES, 9 TIES and 18 RAINOUTS(100 TOTAL GAMES) 2007:
.875 W/L PCT.
28 WINS, 5 LOSSES, 3 TIES and 7 RAINOUTS(36 TOTAL GAMES) 2006:
.590 W/L PCT.
23 WINS, 16 LOSSES, 3 TIES and 9 RAINOUTS(42 TOTAL GAMES) 2005:
.632 W/L PCT.
12 WINS, 7 LOSSES, 3 TIES and 3 RAINOUTS(22 TOTAL GAMES)
n. HAMMER - A hand tool that has a handle with a head of
metal or other heavy rigid material, and is used for striking or pounding.
A tool or device similar in function or action to this striking tool, as:
The head of a bat that HAMMERS the ball and causes the
ball to go a long distance.
v. HAMMERS - To hit, especially repeatedly, pound.
To beat hard, as in, HAMMERING out of the ballpark.
To force upon by constant repetition: HAMMERED the opposing team with hits. To defeat soundly.
To inflict a heavy loss or damage upon.
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