Shohei Ohtani: How Dedication to Quality Sleep Drives Success
Japanese company Nishikawa's custom-made mattress and pillow help baseball superstar Shohei Ohtani with his physical recovery during the season.
[NPB NOTEBOOK] Roki Sasaki Fans 11 in Excellent First Start of Season
Relying on a blazing fastball, 21-year-old Marines right-hander Roki Sasaki had an impressive 2023 debut against the Fighters.
Mets Pitcher Kodai Senga Triumphs in MLB Debut
Kodai Senga, a former Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks star, lived up to the hype with eight strikeouts in his first regular-season game...
Shohei Ohtani Shines on Mound, but Angels Blow Lead in Loss to A's
World Baseball Classic MVP Shohei Ohtani strikes out 10 in six scoreless innings on Opening Day. Oakland rallies for two runs...
[Hidden Wonders of Japan] Where Baseball Began in the Land of Samurai
Only a minute's walk from Jimbocho Station in Tokyo is a monument of a catcher's hand, commemorating the start of baseball...
[NPB NOTEBOOK] Trevor Bauer Brings Baggage, but Gives BayStars a Boost
The 2020 National League Cy Young Award winner is a valuable asset for the BayStars, but his signing comes with a...
EDITORIAL | World Baseball Classic Reminds Japan of the Pure Joy Baseball Can Deliver
The games at the 2023 World Baseball Classic were of such high caliber that they conveyed the inherent joy of baseball...
[ODDS and EVENS] Samurai Japan Excellence in WBC a Catalyst for Baseball's Global Growth
With a 7-0 record in the WBC, Samurai Japan, led by manager Hideki Kuriyama, featured quality hitting and pitching along with...
Japan Dethrones US, Captures Third World Baseball Classic Title
Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani is named World Baseball Classic MVP after an all-around performance that included two wins, a save and...
Samurai Japan Advances to WBC Final in Dramatic Fashion
NPB star Munetaka Murakami delivers a walk-off double in the ninth inning against Mexico, sending Japan to the WBC title game...
Japan to Face Upstart Mexico in World Baseball Classic Semifinal Showdown
Hard-throwing youngster Roki Sasaki is scheduled to start the game for Samurai Japan, which needs a win to advance to the...
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Murakami, Okamoto Spark Japan Over Italy and Into WBC Semifinals
The two NPB stars broke out of slumps to give Japan plenty of offense as the team heads to Miami with...