Kagawa Olive Guyners

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Kagawa Olive Guyners
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League Shikoku Island League
Ballpark Olive Field, Kagawa Prefectural Baseball Complex
Year established 2005
Division championships 8
5 championships 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012
Colors Olive Green, Gold

The Kagawa Olive Guyners (香川オリーブガイナーズ?) are a semi-professional baseball team in the Shikoku Island League Plus of Japan. Established in 2005, the Guyners play at Olive Stadium in the Kagawa Prefectural Baseball Complex in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture.

They won the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012 season titles by beating other teams in the Island League playoff.

Franchise history[edit]

Current Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) Infielder Masayoshi Miwa played for the Olive Guyners from 2005–2007 before jointing the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. Utility player Jobu Morita played for the Olive Guyners from 2006–2008 before being selected by NPB's Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in the 2008 developmental draft.

Former Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) player Kohichi Amano pitched for the Olive Guyners in 2007, as did Australian right-hander Todd Grattan and right-hander Ryokan Kobayashi.

Italian right-hander Alex Maestri pitched for team for part of 2012 before signing with NPB's Orix Buffaloes.

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