All posts tagged "Masahiro Tanaka"
Baseball/ 2 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...
Baseball/ 4 months ago
[NPB NOTEBOOK] 'Murakami-sama' Honored for Creating Buzz in Japanese Baseball
NPB Triple Crown winner Munetaka Murakami's nickname ー "Murakami-sama" ー was selected as Japan's top buzzword for 2022.
Baseball/ 5 months ago
[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...
Baseball/ 6 months ago
[NPB NOTEBOOK] Munetaka Murakami Belts 56th Homer, Wins Triple Crown on The Season's Final Day
The Tokyo Yakult Swallows infielder went 13 games without a homer before completing the season in style with a solo blast...
Features/ 9 months ago
[NOTES on a SCORECARD] Jinichiro Kozuma Cashes In at Second LIV Golf Event
Kozuma’s earnings in Portland equaled nearly half of his previous career income. It’s a sign of opportunities the new golf circuit...
Baseball/ 9 months ago
[NPB NOTEBOOK] Ageless Pitcher Masanori Ishikawa Showing No Signs of Slowing Down
The 42-year-old lefty continues to impress for the high-flying Swallows.
Baseball/ 10 months ago
#10 Sports Talk ― Baseball Banter with Jim Armstrong as NPB’s Interleague Play Dominates the Headlines
Insights on Roki Sasaki’s rising fame, other young stars to keep an eye on, Yoshihisa Hirano’s brilliant career as a closer,...
Baseball/ 11 months ago
[NPB NOTEBOOK] Former Major Leaguer Freddy Galvis Struggles to Find His Rhythm in Japan
The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks are hoping the veteran infielder can get back into the swing of things down on the farm.
Baseball/ 11 months ago
[NPB NOTEBOOK] Highlighting Some of the Year’s Best Performers So Far
Tigers slugger Teruaki Sato, Giants rookie closer Taisei Ota and Marines catcher Ko Matsukawa are shining for their respective teams.
Baseball/ 12 months ago
[NPB NOTEBOOK] Tigers Looking to Rebound After Record-Breaking Slow Start
The Kansai-based club opened the season with nine consecutive defeats, a Central League record to start a season.
Features/ 12 months ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Golfer Mao Saigo Off to a Great Start in the JLPGA Tour Season
The 20-year-old has won three of the first five tournaments to open the 2022 campaign.
Baseball/ 1 year ago
[NPB NOTEBOOK] Masahiro Tanaka Aims for a Stronger Overall Performance in 2022
"I've done all I can in terms of preparation," Tanaka said of the upcoming season.