All posts tagged "baseball"
JapanBall’s Shane Barclay Spreads American Fans’ Love of Baseball Across Oceans
“I always ask what our guests think is the key to success to thrive in Japan and they often invoke things...
Shohei Ohtani Enjoys Winning Experience in His First MLB All-Star Game
Ohtani tossed a scoreless first inning and earned the victory. He also went 0-for-2 as the American League’s starting designated hitter.
Japan Will Have Plenty of Options on the Mound as it Bids for First Gold Medal
~~ If you believe the old adage that good pitching beats good hitting, Japan should be well positioned to win its...
Japan Sports Notebook/ 2 years ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] A Record 582 Athletes Comprise Host Nation’s Olympic Contingent
~~ The Olympics have grown in size and scale over the decades. Just as infrastructure costs and increased media coverage have...
Judo/ 2 years ago
[ODDS and EVENS] Rooting for Records to be Broken Enriches Sports
~~ "Records are made to be broken," someone once said, crafting a phrase that connects generations. Indeed, record-breaking feats add drama...
BASEBALL | Shohei Ohtani Breaks Hideki Matsui's Japanese MLB Single-Season Home-Run Record
~~ With one mighty swing of his bat, Shohei Ohtani surpassed Hideki Matsui for the most home runs by a Japanese...
Shohei Ohtani Named the First Two-Way Player in MLB All-Star Game History
~~ Another day, another special achievement for Shohei Ohtani. The Los Angeles Angels dynamo became the first player in Major League...
In the Shadows of Shohei Ohtani, Yu Darvish Quietly Puts Up Some Award-Worthy Numbers
~~ While Shohei Ohtani justifiably grabs all the headlines with his MVP-type numbers, another Japanese player in Major League Baseball is...
BASEBALL | Shohei Ohtani Earns American League Player of the Week Honors
~~ Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani received the American League Player of the Week award for June 14-20. Major League...
Remembering Nomomania: Agent Don Nomura Looks Back at Trailblazing Client’s Historic Career
Second in a series Hideo Nomo possessed a famous stubbornness during his playing days. There were times when the power of...
[ODDS and EVENS] 'Tokyo Junkie' Juxtaposes Great Baseball Stories With Rich Collection of Memories from Author's Life
~~ When Robert Whiting arrived in Japan as a 19-year-old to work for the United States' National Security Agency at Fuchu...
[ODDS and EVENS] Dragons' Yuya Yanagi Raises Profile with Winning Streak, Outstanding Pitching This Season
~~ Entering his most recent start, Chunichi Dragons pitcher Yuya Yanagi had 24 wins and 24 losses in his Nippon Professional...