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Kershaw, Trout named league MVPs by wide margins

Nov 14, 2014

Kershaw, Trout named league MVPs by wide margins

For once, Clayton Kershaw was glad to see a long shutout streak end. Kershaw became the first pitcher to win the National League MVP award since Bob Gibson in 1968, coasting to an easy victory Thursday. “A little bit of shock, honestly,” the Dodgers ...

Nov 13, 2014

Veteran first baseman Arai rejoins to Carp

The Hiroshima Carp announced on Thursday the acquisition of former Central League home run king Takahiro Arai, after he was granted his release by the Hanshin Tigers earlier this month. The 37-year-old Arai will be returning to the club he won the CL home ...

Sawamura Award winner Kaneko to start Game 2

Nov 13, 2014

Sawamura Award winner Kaneko to start Game 2

Samurai Japan manager Hiroki Kokubo hopes that right-hander Chihiro Kaneko will continue in Friday’s Game 2 of the Japan-Major League All-Star Series what teammate Kenta Maeda started in a 2-0 win in Game 1. Kokubo called Kaneko, who won this year’s Sawamura Award as ...

Kershaw, Kluber honored as Cy Young Award winners

Nov 13, 2014

Kershaw, Kluber honored as Cy Young Award winners

Everyone expected Clayton Kershaw to pitch a shutout, and he did — a unanimous choice for the NL Cy Young Award. Corey Kluber edging out Felix Hernandez for the AL pitching prize, that was no sure thing. Now, the big question: Is Kershaw the ...

Nov 13, 2014

1934 Japan baseball tour film digitized

Home movie footage shot during a tour of Japan by American baseball stars 80 years ago has been digitized by the Hall of Fame. Officials at the baseball shrine in Cooperstown say future Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx and his wife, Helen, shot the ...

Showalter, Williams named top managers

Nov 12, 2014

Showalter, Williams named top managers

Baltimore’s Buck Showalter was voted American League Manager of the Year for the third time on Tuesday, and Washington’s Matt Williams won the National League honor following his first season as a big league skipper. Showalter received 25 of 30 first-place votes and 132 ...

Buffaloes' Kaneko enters free agency

Nov 11, 2014

Buffaloes' Kaneko enters free agency

The Orix Buffaloes’ Sawamura Award-winning right-hander Chihiro Kaneko said he had exercised his domestic free-agency rights on Tuesday. “I made my decision after giving it a lot of thought,” Kaneko said. “I want to explore all my options and I thought this would be ...

Abreu, deGrom named top rookies

Nov 11, 2014

Abreu, deGrom named top rookies

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu was a unanimous winner of the AL Rookie of the Year award, and New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom won the NL honor. “I don’t have any words to describe this moment,” Abreu said through a translator ...

Nov 11, 2014

Samurai Japan loses in warmup

Samurai Japan’s warmup effort on Monday came out half baked, as manager Hiroki Kokubo’s squad lost 1-0 to a team selected from the rosters of the Pacific League’s Fukuoka Softbank Hawks and Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters. Samurai Japan will open its five-game series against ...