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Baseball/ 4 months ago
[NPB NOTEBOOK] Samurai Japan Assembling A Dream Team for the World Baseball Classic
With manager Hideki Kuriyama gearing up for March, the two-time World Baseball Classic champion has an embarrassment of riches as it...
Features/ 5 months ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Hakone Ekiden Triumph Fulfills Triple Crown Quest for Komazawa Coach
Hiroaki Oyagi led Komazawa to eight Hakone Ekiden titles. He finished his final season at the helm with victories in Japan's...
Baseball/ 6 months ago
[ODDS and EVENS] Kodai Senga Joins NY Mets, Raising Expectations for Team in 2023
After making his NPB debut in 2012 with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, Kodai Senga became one of Japan's best starting pitchers....
Baseball/ 6 months ago
[NPB NOTEBOOK] Triple Crown Winner Munetaka Murakami Has MLB Aspirations
But the Tokyo Yakult Swallows standout, who is still only 22, may have a long wait ahead before he has an...
[NPB NOTEBOOK] Satoshi Nakajima Beats Out Munetaka Murakami for Shoriki Award
The Orix dugout boss guided the Pacific League team to its first Japan Series title in 26 years, and a manager...
Orix Survives Late Scare to Defeat Yakult for First Japan Series Title in 26 Years
Buffaloes starter Hiroya Miyagi and outfielder Yutaro Sugimoto were the Game 7 heroes for the Pacific League champions.
Tetsuto Yamada Ends Slump and Leads Yakult Past Orix in Game 3 of Japan Series
The veteran infielder was hitless in NPB's championship series heading into Tuesday's game, but came up big to give the Swallows...
Osuna, Shiomi Lead Yakult to Win over Orix in Game 1 of Japan Series
In a rematch of last year’s NPB championship series, the Swallows got clutch hitting and a solid start from Yasuhiro Ogawa.
[NPB NOTEBOOK] Swallows and Buffaloes Set for Sequel to 2021 Japan Series
Tokyo Yakult, led by Triple Crown winner Munetaka Murakami, is favored to repeat as NPB champion but Orix is peaking at...
Baseball/ 8 months ago
Buffaloes Earn Sayonara Win over Hawks and a Japan Series Rematch with Swallows
Orix's Keita Nakagawa delivered the game-winning hit with two outs in the ninth, ending SoftBank's comeback hopes and keeping his team's...
Baseball/ 9 months ago
Fighters Hurler Cody Ponce Twirls NPB’s Fifth No-Hitter This Season
Ponce, a former Pittsburgh Pirates player, became the Pacific League franchise’s first pitcher to throw a no-no since Yukihiro Nishizaki in...
Baseball/ 10 months ago
[NPB NOTEBOOK] Baywatch: Yokohama Extends Home Winning Streak to 15 Games
The red-hot BayStars languished in the bottom half of the standings for most of the season before making a big turnaround.