South Korea crushes U.S. to win Premier 12 title

Nov 21, 2015

South Korea crushes U.S. to win Premier 12 title

South Korea didn’t need any ninth-inning heroics in the Premier 12 final. It had this one well in hand pretty early on. Kim Hyun-soo drove in three runs, slugger Park Byung-ho, likely MLB-bound, connected on a towering three-run homer, and the South Koreans battered ...

Hanshin set to bring Messenger back in '16

Nov 11, 2015

Hanshin set to bring Messenger back in '16

The Hanshin Tigers have decided to exercise their option for 2016 on pitcher Randy Messenger, a source close to the team has told The Japan Times. Messenger threw 193⅔ innings and finished 9-12 for the Tigers in 2015. The Reno, Nevada, native was often ...

Maeda, Fukudome among Golden Glove recipients

Nov 10, 2015

Maeda, Fukudome among Golden Glove recipients

Hiroshima Carp ace Kenta Maeda added another accolade to his already lengthy list when he was revealed as one of this year’s Mitsui Golden Glove recipients on Tuesday afternoon. Maeda is a winner for the fourth straight season and fifth time overall. Maeda is ...

Swallows made great strides during 2015 season

Oct 31, 2015

Swallows made great strides during 2015 season

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows were disappointed to fall short in the Japan Series against the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, but weren’t crushed by the defeat. While it’s possible the disappointment over the way the series ended, with the Hawks winning in five games, may never ...