Infield replacements making presence felt

| Jul 5, 2014

Infield replacements making presence felt

Friday marked the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s “Luckiest Man” speech delivered at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939. Strange that one so sick at the age of 37 is known as a baseball iron man who played while healthy in 2,130 consecutive games, ...

| Jun 14, 2014

Proposed NPB expansion appears unlikely

The office of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a suggestion on May 22 that Japanese professional baseball should expand from its current 12 teams to 16. Prospective locations for four new franchises were listed, and the idea would be to help further economic growth ...

| May 17, 2014

Foreign fans revel in ballpark fun

A beat writer for one of the Japanese papers called the other day and said, “I am seeing a lot of foreign fans at Japanese baseball games recently. What’s going on?” What’s going on, first of all, is a general increase in tourism with ...

| Mar 15, 2014

Bilingual skills useful tool for baseball players

The ever-increasing internationalism and players from many nations joining professional baseball ranks in whatever countries where the game is played has inspired sports news articles regarding the way teammates communicate. A recent New York Times story by David Waldstein told of how George Rose ...