Taitans is the professional baseball team from West City that Yamcha played for. They appear in the Dragon Ball Z episodes "A New Friend" and "Krillin's Proposal", but are not seen nor mentioned in the original Dragon Ball manga.
The Taitans are coached by Freddy Hein. Yamcha joined the team after giving up fighting due to the end of the World Martial Arts Tournaments as a result of Piccolo destroying the arena during his fight with Goku. The Taitans are seen playing against the Rockets team, the defending champions, one year before Vegeta and Nappa's arrival on Earth. Yamcha joined the team again after being resurrected after Frieza's defeat on Namek.
References in Video GamesEdit
In Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury, a NPC mocking Great Saiyaman asks if the antennas on his helmet can pick up the Taitans game.
"Hey, are you a baseball fan? I was a pro for a while. We should get some people together for a game sometime! It's nice to get out on the field and sweat once in a while!"
— Yamcha's reaction to the Future Warrior wearing his Baseball uniform in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Yamcha's Baseball Uniform appears as a unlockable outfit for the Future Warrior (Xenoverse 2), while Yamcha's Baseball Hat appears as an accessory. Pieces of Yamcha's Baseball Uniform can be obtained in Parallel Quest 41: "Warriors' Annihilation - Future Chapters", while his Baseball Hat can be obtained in Parallel Quest 97: "Insidious Plot". Time Patroller Udoo can be also be seen wearing Yamcha's Baseball Hat. Kid Gohan will also mention Yamcha's career as a baseball player if the Future Warrior talks to him while training under Yamcha.