All-Star managers fill out squads

Jul 2, 2013

All-Star managers fill out squads

The rosters for this summer’s All-Star Series were fleshed out on Monday as Central League manager Tatsunori Hara and Pacific League skipper Hideki Kuriyama named 33 players between them on Monday for the three-game series starting on July 19. “No matter what, I want ...

Rookie Otani makes All-Star team as outfielder

Jun 25, 2013

Rookie Otani makes All-Star team as outfielder

Highly touted Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters rookie Shohei Otani was selected third in fan balloting among Pacific League outfielders to make the roster for the upcoming All-Star Series after the final results were announced on Monday. The 18-year-old Otani, who failed to make the ...

Fujinami tops fan votes for All-Star Series

Jun 18, 2013

Fujinami tops fan votes for All-Star Series

Highly praised Hanshin Tigers rookie Shintaro Fujinami was the top vote-getter in fan balloting among Central League starters for the upcoming All-Star Series after results were announced at the halfway point on Monday. Fujinami received 96,322 votes, ahead of second-place Hiroshima Carp right-hander Ken ...