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April 7, 2002 -  The manager who was most successful in the post season in Japanese baseball history, and I'm sure this was actually a fairly easy question for a lot of you, was Tetsuharu Kawakami, who won 11 Japan Series titles in 14 years with the Yomiuri Giants, including an epic nine in a row from 1965-1973.

  What's interesting is that during that run, they played just three clubs in the Japanese fall classic, the Nankai Hawks (three times), which boasted Katsuya Nomura as its catcher, the Hankyu Braves (five times) and the Lotte Orions (once). No team won more than two games against Kawakami's side in any series, though there weren't any sweeps either.

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