All posts tagged "npb"
Sports Talk/ 2 weeks ago
#21 Sports Talk — On the Spot for the World Baseball Classic with Jim Armstrong
Title favorite Samurai Japan had four impressive wins in the first round of the World Baseball Classic and has lived up...
Baseball/ 2 weeks ago
Former NL Cy Young Award Winner Trevor Bauer Signs with BayStars
Trevor Bauer, who was suspended by Major League Baseball in 2022 after a domestic violence investigation, won 10 or more games...
Sports Talk/ 3 weeks ago
#20 Sports Talk ― JapanBall's Shane Barclay Discusses Baseball Tours and Love of the Game
Owner Shane Barclay outlines his company's baseball tour plans for Japan and elsewhere in 2023, highlighting his joy of sharing fun...
Baseball/ 4 weeks ago
[ODDS and EVENS] 2006 WBC Brought Joy, Excitement to Japan
Although Japan struggled in the opening rounds of the 2006 WBC, subsequent victories over South Korea and Cuba delivered a championship...
Features/ 2 months ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Hiromitsu Kadota Carved Out a Hall of Fame Career with Grit and Talent
Hiromitsu Kadota slugged 567 home runs in his 23-year career before retiring in 1992 as one of NPB's greatest power hitters....
Baseball/ 3 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/ 4 months ago
Masataka Yoshida Agrees to a Five-Year Deal with Red Sox
Longtime Orix Buffaloes star Masataka Yoshida brings his talents to the AL East club after helping the NPB team win its...
Features/ 4 months ago
[NOTES on a SCORECARD] Skipping Rural Games, Annual Trip to Tokyo a Mistake by Nipponham Fighters
The Nipponham Fighters will play all of their 2023 home games at the new ES CON Field Hokkaido instead of at...
[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.
Buffaloes Silence Swallows Offense and Move Within A Win of Japan Series Title
Five Orix pitchers team up for a one-hit shutout in Game 6 at Jingu Stadium as the reigning champions lose their...
Masataka Yoshida the Hero as Orix Rallies in Ninth for Game 5 Win over Yakult
Yoshida connected for a two-run sayonara homer off Scott McGough to send the Japan Series back to Tokyo all tied up....