Jun 17, 2014

NPB aims to use Asia Series to showcase baseball to IOC

Nippon Professional Baseball secretary general Atsushi Ihara said Tuesday that this year’s Asia Series is a chance to show off baseball’s potential for the International Olympic Committee. Ihara revealed that the tournament pitting Asia’s national champions, will take place in Taiwan in November, just ...

Nov 19, 2013

Eagles eliminated in Asia Series semifinals

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles became the first Japanese team to fail to reach the Asia Series final after losing to the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions 4-1 on Tuesday. The Japan Series champions, fielding a second-string team, had topped Pool B with two straight wins ...

Nov 17, 2013

Eagles win Pool B in Asia Series

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles topped Group B of the Asia Series with a 6-3 win against the Canberra Cavalry on Sunday. The Japan Series champions scored three runs in the top of the second inning thanks to Shota Koseki’s bases-loaded double before adding ...