Tokyo will host two rounds of 2017 WBC

Aug 2, 2016

Tokyo will host two rounds of 2017 WBC

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Samurai Japan’s quest to reclaim the World Baseball Classic title will begin in the nation’s capital. Tokyo was announced as a host for both rounds of the Asian region of the 2017 World Baseball Classic during a news conference at the NPB Commissioner’s office ...

Takahashi named Giants manager

Oct 23, 2015

Takahashi named Giants manager

The Yomiuri Giants on Friday appointed Yoshinobu Takahashi as the Central League club’s new manager. The move sees the 40-year-old Takahashi call time on a playing career that saw him doubling up as an outfielder and batting coach for the Giants. “I will move ...

Takahashi confirms receiving offer to manage Giants

Oct 20, 2015

Takahashi confirms receiving offer to manage Giants

Yomiuri Giants player-coach Yoshinobu Takahashi said Monday he has been asked to manage the storied Central League club. “As a player, I was putting myself into a mode of next season, so it came as quite a surprise,” said the 40-year-old Takahashi, who indicated ...

Giants won't rush to name manager Hara's successor

Oct 18, 2015

Giants won't rush to name manager Hara's successor

The Yomiuri Giants appear to be in no hurry to name their next manager following Tatsunori Hara’s sudden announcement on Saturday night that he would resign, a team source said. The source, speaking Sunday, one day before Hara was to meet with the club’s ...

Jul 2, 2015

Giants pinch runner Suzuki named to CL All-Star squad

In a series that is ostensibly about the best and most popular players in Nippon Professional Baseball, Central League manager Tatsunori Hara pulled an unusual move on Thursday, naming pinch runner Takahiro Suzuki to his squad. While fans have occasionally voted popular players to ...

Jan 31, 2015

Spring training set to start

Spring training officially kicks off on Sunday for all 12 of Nippon Professional Baseball’s teams in Miyazaki and Okinawa prefectures. Miyazaki will get much of the early focus with both the Japan Series and Pacific League champion Fukuoka Softbank Hawks sharing the city with ...