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Jason Coskrey

Jason Coskrey is a sports writer for The Japan Times. His primary focus is Japanese baseball, but he has also covered soccer, American football, boxing and basketball. He previously worked for the Marietta Daily Journal in Marietta, Ga. A native of Detroit, he is a graduate of the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

For Jason Coskrey's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Otani, Arai win MVP awards

/ Nov 29, 2016

Otani, Arai win MVP awards

Shohei Otani’s historic season of rewriting the record books and challenging conventional baseball wisdom reached its logical conclusion on Monday night. In a result that came as a surprise to no one, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters’ two-way star was crowned Pacific League MVP, ...

Ono lifts Japan with sayonara single in 10th

Nov 13, 2016

Ono lifts Japan with sayonara single in 10th

The game was supposed to only be a dress rehearsal for next year’s World Baseball Classic. But the atmosphere during the ninth inning at Tokyo Dome made it feel a whole lot like the real thing. A game of late, wild momentum shifts finally ...

Mexico outplays Japan in exhibition series opener

Nov 11, 2016

Mexico outplays Japan in exhibition series opener

There’s one big positive Japan can take out of the opening game of the 2016 Samurai Japan Challenge, which is meant to help the team prepare for the 2017 World Baseball Classic. At least this wasn’t the real thing. Mexico scored two runs to ...