Balentien blasts 60th home run in defeat

Oct 4, 2013

Balentien blasts 60th home run in defeat

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows held a farewell game for outgoing star Shinya Miyamoto on Friday, with Wladimir Balentien providing the fireworks with his 60th home run. Balentien, who last month rewrote Japan’s single-season home record of 55 that was first set in 1964, extended ...

Miyamoto says 'right time' to call it a day

Aug 26, 2013

Miyamoto says 'right time' to call it a day

Tokyo Yakult Swallows infielder Shinya Miyamoto on Monday formally announced that he will retire at the end of the season, saying, “it is the right time” to leave. The 42-year-old Miyamoto, who reached Japan’s major batting milestone of 2,000 hits last season and has ...