Nov 28, 2014

Tatsunami added to Hall of Fame ballot for first time

Japan’s Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on Friday announced that Kazuyoshi Tatsunami is among nine new players on the ballot to select next year’s class to the Hall of Fame. Tatsunami, an infielder who played his entire career with the Central League’s Chunichi ...

Oct 14, 2014

Eagles select Okubo as Hoshino's replacement

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles said Tuesday they will appoint Hiromoto Okubo as new manger of the Pacific League club. The 47-year-old Okubo will move up from his role as farm team manager. He will succeed Senichi Hoshino, who last month announced that he ...

Eagles manager Hoshino to step down at season's end

Sep 18, 2014

Eagles manager Hoshino to step down at season's end

Senichi Hoshino, who managed the Tohoku Rakuten Eagles to the franchise’s first Japan Series title last season, announced Thursday that he would resign at the end of the current season. Speaking before the club’s game against the Chiba Lotte Marines at Kobo Stadium, the ...

Eagles skipper Hoshino returns to team

Jul 24, 2014

Eagles skipper Hoshino returns to team

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles manager Senichi Hoshino was back in uniform on Thursday for the first time in two months after having surgery. Hoshino, 67, took a leave of absence from the club in May and has since had surgery to repair a herniated ...

Jun 17, 2014

Eagles manager Hoshino starts physical rehab

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles announced Tuesday that manager Senichi Hoshino has begun his rehabilitation following back surgery. Hoshino has been on a leave of absence since May 26. The team did not disclose when the surgery took place. The 67-year-old suffers from a ...

Norimoto tosses shutout against Giants

May 28, 2014

Norimoto tosses shutout against Giants

Second-year right-hander Takahiro Norimoto sparkled in an interleague rematch of last year’s Japan Series combatants, throwing a three-hitter as the Tohoku Rakuten Eagles defeated the Yomiuri Giants 4-0 on Wednesday. Norimoto (6-3) held the hosts hitless at Tokyo Dome for 5⅔ innings before Daisuke ...

Eagles skipper Hoshino sidelined by herniated disk

May 27, 2014

Eagles skipper Hoshino sidelined by herniated disk

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles manager Senichi Hoshino, who is taking time off due to lower back pain, has been diagnosed with a lumbar herniated disk and a serious disease that causes compression of the spinal nerve roots, the team announced on Tuesday. The ailment ...

Nov 11, 2013

Eagles skipper Hoshino wins Shoriki Award

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles manager Senichi Hoshino was voted unanimously Monday the winner of the Matsutaro Shoriki Award after guiding the Pacific League club to its first Japan Series title in its ninth year as a franchise. The five-man committee, including world home run ...

Eagles win brings Tohoku bargains

Nov 4, 2013

Eagles win brings Tohoku bargains

Tohoku baseball fans flocked to special sales at department stores and other shops Monday to celebrate the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles’ first Japan Series championship. A day after the Eagles won the title in the club’s ninth year, about 1,000 people braved the rain ...