|Year established 2005|
Japan Series championships 1 (2013)
Arena/Stadium Miyagi Baseball Stadium
League Pacific League
|Pacific League pennants 1 (2013)|
Colors Red, Gold
Manager Masataka Nashida
|Ballpark Miyagi Baseball Stadium (2005–present)
Hotto Motto Field Kobe (2011, as a temporary field)|
Nickname(s) Washi (鷲, eagles) Inuwashi (イヌワシ, golden eagles)
Location Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Mascots Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles Clutch, Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles Clutchina
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The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles (東北楽天ゴールデンイーグルス, Tōhoku Rakuten Gōruden Īgurusu) is a baseball team based in Sendai, in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. It has played in Nippon Professional Baseball's Pacific League since the team's formation in 2005. The team is owned by the Internet shopping company Rakuten.
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- Former managers
- Former players
- Retired numbers
- MLB players
- 2013 honours
- Golden Eagles Fan Club honorary members
The team was created to fill the void left by the merger of the Orix BlueWave and the Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes during the 2004 Nippon Professional Baseball realignment. The merger was to leave the Pacific League with five teams, causing the biggest crisis in the history of the NPB, including the first player strike in Japanese professional baseball history.
After posting losing records in their first four seasons, the team finished second behind the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in the 2009 pennant race under the leadership of manager Katsuya Nomura, the oldest manager in NPB history. In the league championship playoffs the Eagles lost the six-game series against the Fighters 1-4 and Nomura announced his retirement. In 2010 the team was managed by American Marty Brown, the former manager of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp. Brown was fired after a single season after the team had slumped back to last place. Hall of Fame member Senichi Hoshino subsequently managed the team for four years, including their successful 2013 season, where they defeated the Chiba Lotte Marines to claim the League championship and went on to become Japan Series champions after defeating the Yomiuri Giants. Masataka Nashida has been the team's manager since 2016.
The team's stadium was heavily damaged by floods during the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on March 11.
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Rakuten (楽天) were victorious in the 2013 Japan Series after defeating the Yomiuri Giants .