Rare Ichiro homer lifts Yanks

Jul 26, 2014

Rare Ichiro homer lifts Yanks

Derek Jeter stood on the dugout steps, stone-faced as a statue, when Ichiro Suzuki approached after rounding with the bases with his first home run since last August. Only when the Japanese star was inches away did the New York Yankees captain crack a ...

Yankees give Jeter triumphant final home opener

Apr 8, 2014

Yankees give Jeter triumphant final home opener

Feted by fans and celebrated by teammates throughout his final opening day in the Bronx, Derek Jeter hardly felt as if he was starting his 20th big league season at home. Jeter gave Yangervis Solarte some assistance with Yankee Stadium tradition, then the rookie ...

Ichiro realistic about season ahead

Feb 20, 2014

Ichiro realistic about season ahead

Ichiro Suzuki watched as the New York Yankees added Jacoby Ellsbury and then Carlos Beltran to an outfield that already included Brett Gardner and the Japanese star plus Alfonso Soriano, a backup who figures to see time at designated hitter. What did he think? ...

Jan 28, 2014

Kubota, a master bat maker, announces retirement

The craftsman whose bats have launched thousands of big league hits for Ichiro Suzuki and Hideki Matsui is calling it quits after half a century at his craft. Master bat maker Isokazu Kubota told a news conference on Tuesday that having trained the next ...

Sep 6, 2013

Tanaka breaks Ichiro's mark for monthly MVP honors

Record-setting right-hander Masahiro Tanaka was named the Pacific League’s August pitcher of the month on Friday, becoming the first player to receive four consecutive monthly MVP awards. By winning for the 11th time, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles star surpassed current New York Yankees ...

Ichiro moves to brink of 4,000

Aug 21, 2013

Ichiro moves to brink of 4,000

The New York Yankees’ Ichiro Suzuki moved within one of a career 4,000 hits after going 2-for-5 in the first game of a doubleheader against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. Ichiro, who had 1,278 hits in nine seasons with the Orix BlueWave in ...

Mar 4, 2013

Ichiro 'fine' after car accident

Ichiro Suzuki was unhurt in a car crash Saturday after the Yankees’ game against the Detroit Tigers at the team’s spring training complex in Tampa, Florida, according to New York media reports. “He is fine,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told the New York ...

| Dec 16, 2001

Living life to the fullest in fields of dreams

This week’s “Sunday Big Special” (TV Tokyo; tonight, 7 p.m.) revisits six families it has featured in the past on its occasional “Back to Nature” specials. These programs explore the burgeoning self-sufficiency movement by profiling families that have given up the rat race and ...