Ichiro moves closer to Rose's iconic mark

Jun 8, 2016

Ichiro moves closer to Rose's iconic mark

Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-5 in the Miami Marlins’ 11-inning, 6-4 loss against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday to reach 4,246 hits over his career in the United States and Japan. The major league record for hits is 4,256, held by Pete Rose. Ichiro singled ...

Oct 30, 2015

NPB mulls expanded replay, ball-tracking technology

Nippon Professional Baseball decided on Friday to consider introducing more technology into its game. The Game Operations Committee will look into expanding video replay to include close plays. Replay is currently only used to check home-run balls and catches made off the outfield wall. ...

NPB boss Kato reiterates intent to stay on job

Jul 3, 2013

NPB boss Kato reiterates intent to stay on job

Nippon Professional Baseball commissioner Ryozo Kato, who has come under fire after the league secretly altered its baseball, insisted anew on Monday he has no plans of stepping down in the wake of the scandal. “Let history be the ultimate judge in evaluating me,” ...

NPB commissioner denies knowledge of changes to ball

Jun 13, 2013

NPB commissioner denies knowledge of changes to ball

Nippon Professional Baseball commissioner Ryozo Kato said Wednesday he had not been informed of changes made to this year’s ball to make it more lively. Kato said the decision was made last year by NPB secretary general Kunio Shimoda, and that Shimoda had done ...