Carp, Hawks aim for continued success in second half

Jul 17, 2016

Carp, Hawks aim for continued success in second half

As can be expected, the top two teams of the first half, the Central League’s Hiroshima Carp and Pacific League’s Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, were well represented during this year’s NPB All-Star Series. Seven members of the Carp were on the CL roster, while the ...

Samurai Japan collegiate squad falls to U.S.

Jul 15, 2016

Samurai Japan collegiate squad falls to U.S.

Kohei Miyadai has helped pull off some improbable wins for the University of Tokyo on the mound at Jingu Stadium this year. He traded in his Todai colors for the Hinomaru on Friday, but fell just short of being part of another magic moment. ...

'Ichimeter Lady' still counting as Ichiro nears 3,000

Jul 4, 2016

'Ichimeter Lady' still counting as Ichiro nears 3,000

It’s been over two years, and Amy Franz still has no idea how Ichiro Suzuki knew it was her birthday. That particular June 11, in 2014, Franz, a longtime Mariners fan, was sitting in right field, as usual, at Seattle’s Safeco Field. She was ...

Dragons' Ono fires three-hit shutout

Jun 28, 2016

Dragons' Ono fires three-hit shutout

Yudai Ono looked like he’d barely broken a sweat as he walked out of Tokyo Dome. The ease with which he went up and down the Yomiuri Giants’ lineup hadn’t given him much of a chance to work up one. Ono threw a three-hit ...