Wada proud to represent MLB

Nov 15, 2014

Wada proud to represent MLB

Tsuyoshi Wada entered Game 2 of the MLB-Japan All-Star Series on Friday night at Tokyo Dome to the strains of Tom Petty’s 1989 hit “Free Fallin’,” which was serving as the de facto soundtrack to Rob Wooten’s exit from the game after having given ...

Hall of Famer Winfield impressed by Otani's versatility

Nov 15, 2014

Hall of Famer Winfield impressed by Otani's versatility

When Dave Winfield was drafted by the San Diego Padres in 1973, it was as a pitcher. When he entered the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001, it was because of his career as a batter and outfielder. He briefly played both positions in ...

MLB, Under Armour announce tie-up

Nov 15, 2014

MLB, Under Armour announce tie-up

It remains to be seen if MLB leaves Japan with a victory on the field, but the league feels like it’s hit a home run on the business side of things. MLB and Under Armour announced a new partnership between the two sports entities ...

Yanagita carries Samurai Japan to Game 2 win over MLB All-Stars

Nov 14, 2014

Yanagita carries Samurai Japan to Game 2 win over MLB All-Stars

In a game featuring six-time MLB All-Star Robinson Cano, three-time All-Star Evan Longoria and 2006 AL MVP and four-time All-Star Justin Morneau, the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks’ Yuki Yanagita shone brighter than all of them. Yanagita drove in four runs and was a home run ...

Orioles reliever Hunter impressed by Japanese players' skills

Nov 14, 2014

Orioles reliever Hunter impressed by Japanese players' skills

Tommy Hunter’s favorite thing about his first trip to Japan has been the food, sushi in particular. The Baltimore Orioles reliever is also getting a taste of Japanese baseball for the first time, as a member of the team MLB sent to compete against ...