Longtime pitching star Kudo named new Hawks manager

Nov 1, 2014

Longtime pitching star Kudo named new Hawks manager

The Fukuoka Softbank Hawks unveiled new manager Kimiyasu Kudo Saturday after signing the former pitcher to a three-year contract. Kudo, 51, promised to do his utmost to continue leading the team at the same high level after the Pacific League champions won their sixth ...

Oh feels competition against MLB 'vital' for Japan

Aug 24, 2014

Oh feels competition against MLB 'vital' for Japan

For home run-hitting legend Sadaharu Oh, this November’s competition between Japan’s best players and major league all-stars is vital if Japanese baseball really aspires to become the best in the world. In an exclusive interview with Kyodo News last week, Oh, who managed Japan ...

Sep 2, 2013

Oh supports baseball, softball for 2020 Games

Although the momentum appears to be swinging in favor of wrestling for reinstatement to the 2020 Summer Olympics, one legend of baseball has his own agenda in mind — Sadaharu Oh wants baseball and softball to return to the Olympics. Unfortunately for the world ...