The BEST episodes of Major

Every episode of Major ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Major!

Major is a drama about emotional joy and heartbeak on the baseball diamond. As father, son and teacher (now turned Goro's mom since his first mom's death). More than ever these three will be closer than ever to becoming a complete family. Until an unthinkable tragic event visits the family in a harsh way. Now, Momoko Hoshino (Goro's new mom) and Goro will have to make their dreams come true and reach for the victory in the baseball scene. To make that happen, Goro trains everytime to live up to his father's legacy. And he also forms a new team of little leaguers. Called; The Dolphins. Which he pitches for the team. Emotions of joy and sadness, victory and defeat will now play a part in Goro's everyday training and game as he plays for the Dolphins and eventually steps into the majors.

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Beyond Capability
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9.14
7 votes

#1 - Beyond Capability

Season 6 - Episode 23 - Aired 9/11/2010

Keene's two run homer has tied the game 8-8. Thanks to Boston winning the wild card only the winner of Minnesota/ Indiana will advance. With extra innings looming Goro decides to risk his health to do all he can to help the Hornets advance to the playoffs, but exactly how long will he be able to endure the low blood circulation before the pain sets in?

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To the Future
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9.00
7 votes

#2 - To the Future

Season 6 - Episode 25 - Aired 9/25/2010

In the final episode of Major Goro is followed to Japan by Sophia who hopes to steal him away from Shimizu as well as keep an eye on his rehab. Shimizu and Sophia don't have the closest feelings for each other, but they realize that only one of them can win. While in Japan Goro is visited by Toshi, and the two contemplate how they can become a tandem in the Major Leagues. Goro makes his final decision. A few seasons pass by. Goro is back as the closer for the Hornets. Watts is his set up man. Toshi is the catcher, and the World Series features the Hornets against the Raiders. The Raiders have only continued to improve as they acquired Keene from the Hornets and now have a pitching coach named Joe Gibson. Mayumura is their closer. The Hornets lead by one run, and Goro is on the mound facing Gibson Junior. Clips are shown of all the stars in Major, including their final outcomes. The final episode has arrived, but it's one you won't want to miss.

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That Dream
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8.67
6 votes

#3 - That Dream

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired 8/21/2010

Due to Watt's injury the Hornets make some pitching changes. Goro is made the closer and Watts is moved to the bullpen. The hornets manage to take 2 from the Coyotes and tie the division lead, but Goro begins to have numbness occur in his hand and gets it looked into. He learns he has poor circulation that could affect his entire pitching career if he doesn't have surgery to fix it. Goro decides to hide it from the Hornets, but what will be the end result? Meanwhile both Chicago and the Texas Raiders qulify for the playoffs in the West, meaning Goro's two biggest rivals could be awaiting him in the World Series if things go right.

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Towards Your Dreams
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8.63
8 votes

#4 - Towards Your Dreams

Season 3 - Episode 26 - Aired 6/30/2007

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Different?!
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8.60
5 votes

#5 - Different?!

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired 7/31/2010

The roster's are expanded as the season nears its end, and Kellogg is brought up from the Bats to the Hornets. Goro is excited to see some of his old teammates being promoted and getting a chance to play with them once more, but what will happen will he learns that Kellogg is seriously thinking of retirement?

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Don't Give Up!
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8.57
7 votes

#6 - Don't Give Up!

Season 6 - Episode 21 - Aired 8/28/2010

The presuure is on. The Coyotes and the Hornets are tied for the divisional lead going into the final game of the regular season. Only the winner will make the playoffs. All the Hornets fans are hoping for their first divisional title in 25 years, but the pressure is getting to the Hornets players in the forms of multiple hits. Now Goro and Watts must put aside their injuries and risk their careers to help the Hornets win, but will the Hornets be able to do so?

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With Tenacity Towards Glory
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8.57
7 votes

#7 - With Tenacity Towards Glory

Season 6 - Episode 24 - Aired 9/18/2010

Goro's circulatory problems ahve been revealed and he is forced to watch the Playoffs from the hospital. How far will the Hornets advance in the playoffs without him? Meanwhile Buffalo and Texas meet in the first round of the playoffs, but will Gibson Junior be able to defeat his father Gibson this time around?

Ace Full of Injuries
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8.50
8 votes

#8 - Ace Full of Injuries

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired 6/23/2007

That`s Not Being a Man!!
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8.50
6 votes

#9 - That`s Not Being a Man!!

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/21/2009

Tendo is demoted from being the closer for Japan and is replaced by Goro. Tendo is upset that he has been replaced, but both Goro and the Japanese manager realize Tendo has an arm injury that hasn't healed and can place him in danger. Still, the manager is determined to show his trust in Tendo and places him into the game against Korea as the set-up man. Will Tendo willingly end the game on his own and acknowledge his injury, or will Tendo's pride knock Team Japan into an elimination game against the Dominican Republic?

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Fully Back on the Mound
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8.50
6 votes

#10 - Fully Back on the Mound

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/29/2010

During the All-Star Game Break Dr. Oliver calls up Goro and asks him to come to Nashville. Goro is shocked to learn that Gibson hasn't gone back to retirement after giving up a grand slam to Goro. Instead he is pitching for the AA Nashville Bulls. Dr. Oliver reveals that Goro was sent to him by the Hornets at the request of Gibson himself, who was a former patient of Oliver's. Seeing Gibson continues to pitch due to his love of the game and after learning Gibson wants to face Goro again, Goro is finally able to find the goal he is searching for.

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End of the Struggle
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8.43
7 votes

#11 - End of the Struggle

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired 6/20/2009

After giving up the four-run homer Goro falls to his knees in despair and exhaustion. The team helps him back to the locker room as the USA chants fill the air. After changing Goro decides to go to the hospital to check on Gibson instead of back to the hotel. Gibson Junior informs Goro the surgery only has a 50% success. The two wait in the hall for news until early the next morning. As soon as Goro learns Gibson is okay he returns to the hotel. The next morning Goro pretends to be sleeping so he doesn't have to face everyone, but Shigeno realizes he's faking sleep because he's laying on his left shoulder. Goro takes that note for future reference. At the hospital Gibson congratulates Junior on the walkoff homer and his MVP award. Gibson Junior says his father was the real MVP and he's going to put it into his trophy case, but Gibson refuses saying Junior needs to start his own trophy collection with the MVP award. That afternoon Miho wonders if it's okay to leave Goro without saying goodbye, but Shimizu admits she wouldn't know what to say with his face the way it was. Goro just misses them at the airport as he shows up to say godbye to his Uncle, brother, and mom. Goro's flight is supposed to be in the evening for Florida, but he misses it and goes to a park instead. For some reason he can't seem to find a passion for baseball. The next day Fuji and company arrive back in Japan, and Fuji is shocked when he sees Shigeno. He calls Shimizu, and she decides to start searching for him to see if he has returned. Eventually Shimizu goes to Honda's grave where Goro is once again waiting. He sees Shimizu and admits he's not sure if he'll play baseball ever again.

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Remaining Opportunity
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8.43
7 votes

#12 - Remaining Opportunity

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired 9/4/2010

It's in the eighth inning of the Division Championship game. The Hornets trail 8-6, but thanks to the rally in the seventh they have brought out Goro. With Watts out, Silva hurting, and Goro's poor circulation being unknown, both the Coyotes and Hornets will give it their all to see which side will prevail in what could be the final showdown.

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An Oath
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8.43
7 votes

#13 - An Oath

Season 4 - Episode 26 - Aired 6/28/2008

Goro's efforts send the game into the 10th inning, and a surprise awaits everyone when Goro manages to hit a homerun and put the Bats up 4 to 3. The bottom of the 10th quickly begins with the Bats getting two outs, but the Falcons aren't dead quite yet as they follow up with two consecutive hits leading to a showdown between Goro and Junior to decide the game. Goro calls for the walk, but every fielder on the Bats comes and talks him out of it. Goro winds up despite the runners being on base and allows them to steal second and third. Now any hit will win the game for the Falcons, but Goro's pitches continue to speed up. In the end Goro pitches a 102 mph fastball to Junior which shatters Juniors bats, and the Bats win the championship. After the game Junior asks for directions to Honda's grave. Goro tells him to forget it, instead saying he'll tell him himself. The two commit to face each other as often as possible in the Majors, and Gibson congratulates the two for their great showdown but informs them they won't get past him and the other Major Leaguers so easily.

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Goodbye!
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8.40
10 votes

#14 - Goodbye!

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired 6/10/2006

The score is tied 1-1, and Goro's speed has increased back to normal. With Toshi finally out of his slump, the JV looks to prove they have what it takes to become the next generation. After 1 1/2 years at Kaido Goro decides he will leave Kaido even if they lose the game, so it's time to say goodbye to Kaido High.

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A Close Fight
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8.38
8 votes

#15 - A Close Fight

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 6/9/2007

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The Island of Dreams
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8.33
9 votes

#16 - The Island of Dreams

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/18/2006

All of the non scholarship Kaido players are taken to an island for strict training and to determine the most ideal position each of them should train out. Goro immediately doesn't like the training, but the threat of being cut from Kaidoh if he doesn't keep himself in line lies over his head and keeps him going.

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An Electrifying Return
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8.33
6 votes

#17 - An Electrifying Return

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/22/2010

The media world is going crazy thanks to Gibson's return, but Gibson's first match is scheduled to be against none other than the Indiana Hornets. Can Goro find that goal he's been looking for and get back to his old self thanks to Gibson's arrival, or will his appearance go down as another disappointment?

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Uninvited Guest
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8.33
6 votes

#18 - Uninvited Guest

Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired 7/24/2010

The words of Kenne have inspired the Hornets. They are now determined to win the championship at all costs. With the winning ways restored the Hornets are getting new sponsors, some of which want Shigeno to be the star of their commercial. Goro can't stand the idea and says no, but with a boss that wants him in them at all costs and with a woman who want stop pursuing him Goro may not have any choice but to give in to the sponsorship.

A Genuine Baseball Kid
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8.30
10 votes

#19 - A Genuine Baseball Kid

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/1/2006

The 6 months on the Island of Dreams is coming to a close for the candidates for the Kaido baseball team. In order to determine which of the candidates will advance to the JV ranks the candidates are divided into 4 teams and a game is held .How much have Goro's skills grown in the outfield? Who will make the JV rank advancement?

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Polished-Up Fang
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8.29
7 votes

#20 - Polished-Up Fang

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/14/2009

Goro's first face off as a member of the Japanese Representatives is against none other than Silva. Their interaction at the airport was only the beginning as a new rivalry is born from, but in order for Goro to be successful he must first pull Toshi out of the slump he has gotten stuck into and debut his gyrofork in front of a worldwide audience.

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Father's Back
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8.29
7 votes

#21 - Father's Back

Season 5 - Episode 23 - Aired 6/13/2009

The score is 6-6 as the teams enter into the 16th inning, and even Goro says it's time for the game to finish. Toshi gets what could be his final shot against Gibson as he steps up with a runner at third hoping to put Japan ahead. Toshi makes contact, and as his bat breaks it hits Gibson in the chest. Gibson recovers enough to get the out at home, but not without everyone worrying if it could end up like Honda all over. Gibson finishes the inning without giving up any runs. Goro meanwhile has started to get tired, and he walks the first two batters before giving up a hit. It's Gibson Junior's turn to bat, but he has gone into the locker room to keep an eye on his dad. When Gibson collapses they temporarily stop the game. Gibson admits the dream he had of his son hitting a home run to win the game for him wasn't a dream and asks the US to play on with him being rushed t the hospital. Gibson Junior goes out determined, but seeing his rival gives Goro new strength as well. He gets ahead 0-2 and then pitches the fastest pitch he ever has at 103 mph. Gibson Junior's bat breaks from it, but he launches the ball into the stands giving the US a 10-6 victory in 16 innings.

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With Chest of Pride
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8.29
7 votes

#22 - With Chest of Pride

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/23/2009

With Gibson's arrival the US gets a second wind. They cut Japan's lead down to 5-4 and force Goro into the game in the eighth inning. Goro walks the first batter and then gets two quick outs, but Gibson Junior hits a 100 mph fastball into the stands and forces Japan to have to rally in the ninth if they are to send the game into extra innings and have a chance to win it all.

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Everyone's Resolution
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8.29
7 votes

#23 - Everyone's Resolution

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/25/2009

After defeating Cuba, Goro gets all psyched about facing America in the Championship, but Junior informs his father he knows of the surgery he needs. He informs the US manager and Goro and begs both of them to not let Gibson pitch at all costs.

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A Truly Worthy Rival
star
8.29
7 votes

#24 - A Truly Worthy Rival

Season 4 - Episode 25 - Aired 6/21/2008

When Goro comes up to bat he manages to hit a double and cut the score to 2-1. After stealing third base Junior reveals to Goro that his father is in the VIP Suite watching. When Goro learns of this he is determined to not lose at all costs. On a fly ball he tags at third and ties the game. Junior slowly realizes Goro plays not for revenge but for the love of the game. He also begins to realize that his father has always been watching his game. Junior finally swallows his pride and heeds to his fathers advice allowing him to hit an inside the park homerun off of Goro. The top of the ninth approaches, and the Falcons lead 3-2 with two outs when Saunders hits a homerun to tie the game. Goro realizes all his teammates have done for him and it renews his strength. Finally Goro is able to unleash his fastest fastball and send the game to extra innings. With their duel at 1-1 now, who will win the final showdown between Goro and Junior to lead their team to the Triple A Championship?

The End of the Strategy
star
8.29
7 votes

#25 - The End of the Strategy

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 6/16/2007

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