Skymark jet gets Hanshin Tigers branding

Apr 26, 2016

Skymark jet gets Hanshin Tigers branding

Skymark Airlines on Wednesday morning will unveil a jet decked out with the logo of the Hanshin Tigers. The airline hopes to attract passengers using Kobe Airport, its base in the Kansai region, sources said Monday. The Tigers’ home field is Hanshin Koshien Stadium ...

Hawks top union's annual payroll ranking for first time

Apr 25, 2016

Hawks top union's annual payroll ranking for first time

An annual survey has ranked the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks’ payroll as the highest in Japan for the first time, the Japan Professional Baseball Players Association said Monday. According to the union, which has conducted the survey since 1988, the average salary of union members ...

Carp hurler Kuroda maintains mastery of Tigers

Apr 23, 2016

Carp hurler Kuroda maintains mastery of Tigers

Hiroki Kuroda threw seven scoreless innings and the Hiroshima Carp bullpen barely held on in a 3-2 Central League win on Saturday over the Hanshin Tigers. Before 31,748 at Mazda Stadium, Kuroda (3-1) allowed four hits but no walks over seven innings, while striking ...

Mar 26, 2016

Cubs send Murton to minors

Former Hanshin Tigers outfielder Matt Murton, who had been taking part in the Chicago Cubs spring training as a non-roster invitee, has been sent back to the minors, the National League team said on Friday. Last month, the 34-year-old slugger signed a minor league ...

Hanshin pitcher Fujikawa growing into new role

Mar 13, 2016

Hanshin pitcher Fujikawa growing into new role

Kyuji Fujikawa, whose 220 saves are fifth most in Nippon Professional Baseball history, threw five hitless innings on Sunday for the Hanshin Tigers. The 35-year-old right-hander is returning to NPB after three years and trying to make the transition to starter. In his second ...