Otani, nine others named first-time Best Nine winners

Nov 24, 2015

Otani, nine others named first-time Best Nine winners

Shohei Otani, the slugging ace of the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, was among 10 first-time winners of the Best Nine Awards announced by Nippon Professional Baseball on Tuesday. The flame-throwing right-hander Otani led the Pacific League in wins, winning percentage and ERA. Joining him ...

Premier 12 begins with Japan-South Korea clash

Nov 7, 2015

Premier 12 begins with Japan-South Korea clash

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One day before the inaugural Premier 12 debuts, Japan national baseball team manager Hiroki Kokubo and South Korea skipper Kim In-sik addressed the media at a Sapporo hotel on Saturday evening. “As it’s finally beginning, we’re thrilled,” Kokubo said. “It’s the first tournament, but ...