Fighters ace Otani sets new NPB speed record

Jun 5, 2016

Fighters ace Otani sets new NPB speed record

Slugging ace Shohei Otani hit a record 163 kph on his fastball, extended his hitting streak to 15 games and went the distance for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in a 6-2 interleague win over the Yomiuri Giants on Sunday. In front of a ...

Two-time Sawamura Award winner Takahashi dies at 69

Jul 15, 2015

Two-time Sawamura Award winner Takahashi dies at 69

Kazumi Takahashi, a left-hander who won two Sawamura Awards for the Yomiuri Giants during their run of nine straight Japan Series championship seasons, has died of multiple organ failure, informed sources said Wednesday. He was 69. Takahashi, who had a career record of 167-132 ...

Yoshikawa leads Fighters past Buffaloes

Aug 25, 2013

Yoshikawa leads Fighters past Buffaloes

Lefty Mitsuo Yoshikawa pitched into the eighth inning and struck out nine en route to winning his first decision since June 28 in the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters’ 3-0 win over the Orix Buffaloes on Sunday afternoon. The Fighters, who have struggled all season ...