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Van den Hurk returns to Hawks in winning form

Sep 18, 2016

Van den Hurk returns to Hawks in winning form

With the Pacific League pennant race as tight as can be, Rick Van den Hurk threw six solid innings for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in an 8-5 win over the Orix Buffaloes on Sunday afternoon. The Dutch international, who had not pitched on the ...

Carp reap rewards from personal approach

Sep 14, 2016

Carp reap rewards from personal approach

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With their first pennant in 25 years, the Hiroshima Carp are truly beginning to reap what they have sowed. While every team in Nippon Professional Baseball makes use of overseas talent and some — notably the Hanshin Tigers and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows — ...