Hiroshima Toyo Carp

Nippon Professional Baseball team in the Central League

The Hiroshima Toyo Carp (広島東洋カープ, Hiroshima Tōyō Kāpu) is a Japanese professional baseball team in the city of Hiroshima and Hiroshima Prefecture.[1] The Carp play in Japan's Central League or Ce League (セリーグ, Se reegu).[2]

Stone marker honoring the Carp Central League Champion teams

The team's ballpark is Mazda Stadium.

The Carp is a team with the greatest number of perfect games Japanese professional baseball.


The team joined the Central League as the Hiroshima Carp in 1949.[3] Carp Won Central League Championship for the first time in 1975.

The team mascot "Slyly" bears resemblance to the Phillie Phanatic of the Philadelphia Phillies.[1] "Carp Boya" is another team mascot.

League titlesEdit

  • Japan series titles(3) 1979,1980,1984
  • Central League Championship (6) 1975,1979,1980,1984,1986,1991

Notable playersEdit

Current managerEdit

Current playersEdit

MLB playersEdit


Related pagesEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 Hiroshima. Wikivoyage.
  2. Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), "Teams (Rosters, Schedules/Scores, Individual Stats); retrieved 2012-7-17.
  3. Bjarkman, Peter C. (2005). Diamonds Around the Globe: The Encyclopedia of International Baseball. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 151. ISBN 978-0-313-32268-6.
  4. BaseballReference.com, Koji Yamamoto; retrieved 2012-7-17.
  5. BaseballReference.com, Sachio Kinugasa; retrieved 2012-7-17.
  6. BaseballReference.com, Kenjiro Nomura; retrieved 2012-7-17.
  7. BaseballReference.com, Tomonori Maeda; retrieved 2012-7-17.
  8. BaseballReference.com, Akihiro Higashide; retrieved 2012-7-17.
  9. BaseballReference.com, Kenta Kuirhara; retrieved 2012-7-17.
  10. BaseballReference.com, Eishin Soyogi; retrieved 2012-7-18.
  11. BaseballReference.com, Kenta Maeda; retrieved 2012-7-18.
  12. BaseballReference.com, Takuro Ishii; retrieved 2012-7-18.
  13. BaseballReference.com, Shogo Kimura; retrieved 2012-7-18.
  14. BaseballReference.com, Hiroki Kuroda; retrieved 2012-7-18.
  15. BaseballReference.com, Alfonso Soriano; retrieved 2012-7-18.
  16. BaseballReference.com, Ken Takahashi; retrieved 2012-7-18.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Hiroshima Toyo Carp at Wikimedia Commons