Jan 16, 2017

Lions rename stadium

The Seibu Lions announced Monday that their stadium will be known as MetLife Dome for the next five years. The venue, originally known as Seibu Stadium, opened when the club relocated from Fukuoka in 1979. A roof was erected over the hilltop ballpark in ...

Dec 8, 2016

Seibu Lions to sponsor international competition in Cambodia

The Seibu Lions will sponsor an international exhibition baseball competition scheduled in Cambodia this weekend in the first such attempt by a Nippon Professional Baseball team, the Pacific League club announced Thursday. The Lions, who have been donating baseball goods from their players and ...

Free agent Kishi to leave Lions to join Eagles

Nov 17, 2016

Free agent Kishi to leave Lions to join Eagles

Seibu Lions free agent pitcher Takayuki Kishi said Thursday he is going to join the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, a move that will take him back to his hometown of Sendai. Kishi met with Seibu senior director Hisanobu Watanabe and other officials the same ...

Nov 10, 2016

Lions obtain pitcher Schlitter

The Seibu Lions have acquired right-hander Brian Schlitter, the Pacific League club announced Thursday. The 30-year-old, who has a 3-6 record with a 5.40 ERA in 78 games with the Chicago Cubs, played for Triple-A Albuquerque this past season. Schlitter has been training with ...

New Lion king Tsuji aims to rebuild Seibu defense

Oct 3, 2016

New Lion king Tsuji aims to rebuild Seibu defense

Hatsuhiko Tsuji was officially named the new manager of the Seibu Lions on Monday. The former Lions star, who served as the infield and tactical coach for the Central League’s Chunichi Dragons this season, will fill the void left by Norio Tanabe, who recently ...

Oct 2, 2016

Lions to appoint former star Tsuji as manager

Former Seibu Lions star Hatsuhiko Tsuji is to be appointed as the Pacific League club’s new manager, a team source revealed Sunday. Tsuji, who will hold a press conference on Monday, was the infield and tactical coach for the Central League’s Chunichi Dragons this ...

Sep 28, 2016

Former star Tsuji emerges as candidate to manage Lions

Former Seibu Lions second baseman Hatsuhiko Tsuji is a prime candidate to manage the Pacific League club next season, an informed source said Wednesday. Current Lions skipper Norio Tanabe will resign at the end of this season. Tanabe, a former shortstop, and Tsuji were ...

Kishi, Lions postpone Fighters' pennant hopes

Sep 27, 2016

Kishi, Lions postpone Fighters' pennant hopes

Lions ace Takayuki Kishi prevented the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters from walking over Seibu to the Pacific League pennant in a 3-0 win on Tuesday evening. Before 27,158 at Seibu Prince Dome in Saitama Prefecture, Kishi (9-7) allowed four hits over seven innings, striking ...