All posts tagged "baseball"
[NPB NOTEBOOK] Slumping Giants in Peril of Not Making Postseason
Japan’s most popular professional baseball team is in a malaise that saw it drop as low as fifth in the Central...
Shohei Ohtani Reaches Another Milestone with 30th Home Run of 2022
The Angels superstar became the first player in Major League Baseball history with 30 or more homers and 10 or more...
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...
Iwasaki Grand Slam Powers Sendai Ikuei over Shimonoseki in Koshien Final
The Miyagi Prefecture school is the first from Tohoku to win the prestigious tournament.
[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.
Podcasts/ 7 months ago
#13 Sports Talk ― Jeff Fletcher Shares Insights About His New Book on Shohei Ohtani
Possessing an insider’s knowledge of the Angels and Ohtani, Fletcher also presents an authoritative summary of the Japanese star’s career to...
Kohei Arihara Takes Loss In First MLB Start Since September 2021
The Texas Rangers right-hander allowed three runs in 5⅔ innings against the AL West rival Oakland A’s.
EDITORIAL | Shohei Ohtani: Raising the Bar and Inspiring a New Generation
“If two-way players were to become commonplace, I think my stats would be pretty normal,” says the MLB superstar modestly as...
Shohei Ohtani Matches an Iconic Babe Ruth Record Set in 1918
The reigning American League MVP becomes the first MLB player with 10 wins and 10 home runs in the same season...
Features/ 8 months ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Takuma Sato Chasing Elusive First Win of 2022
As the IndyCar season winds down, Sato is 19th in the 36-driver standings entering August, including three top-10 finishes.
Shohei Ohtani Stays with Angels as MLB Trade Deadline Passes
The Angels and Ohtani have options to consider. He may eventually become MLB’s highest-paid player, for LA or another club. He...
Munetaka Murakami Sets NPB Mark with Homers in Five Straight At-Bats
"I was thinking of hitting four straight. Last night, I dreamed I hit a home run, so I went to the...