Jul 20, 2016

NPB set to introduce revised collision rule

Nippon Professional Baseball’s revised collision-prevention guidelines will be put into effect this week, the commissioner’s office announced Wednesday. Starting on Friday, runners will be called out if they clearly initiate contact with fielders while trying to score, while runners whose path to home base ...

Jul 15, 2016

JPBPA opposes potential mid-season change to collision rule

The Japan Professional Baseball Players Association on Friday decided to oppose Nippon Professional Baseball’s potential mid-year introduction of the revised guidelines on preventing home plate collisions. The controversial guideline introduced this season strictly prohibits fielders from remaining in the third-base line as runners approach ...

Manfred says dates for Tokyo Olympics 'not ideal' for MLB

Jul 13, 2016

Manfred says dates for Tokyo Olympics 'not ideal' for MLB

As Major League Baseball prepares for talks about the 2020 Olympics, commissioner Rob Manfred said “from a calendar prospective, the dates of the Tokyo Games are not ideal.” The International Olympic Committee executive board voted last month to support a six-nation tournament that year ...

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. ...