Oct 24, 2015

Longtime Dragons star Ibata retires at age 40

Hirokazu Ibata, the iconic former shortstop for Chunichi Dragons and a seven-time Golden Glove winner, announced his retirement on Saturday. “I never imagined I’d be able to carry on until the age of 40. These 18 years have been like a dream,” said the ...

Nov 26, 2013

Veteran infielder Ibata joins Giants

Former Chunichi Dragons infielder Hirokazu Ibata has agreed to play for the Yomiuri Giants next season, the team said Tuesday. The 38-year-old Ibata, who shone for Japan during the World Baseball Classic in March, had been cut loose by the Dragons after refusing to ...