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Rookie Fukuoka Softbank Hawks skipper Kimiyasu Kudo showed off a little of his old form on Sunday when he pitched batting practice for the first time.

The 51-year-old Kudo, a 200-game winner during his career, worked quickly in an 89-pitch session to two-time batting champion Seiichi Uchikawa, who knocked 15 of them over the fence at the Hawks’ spring training facility.

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