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Carp announce Shinji Sasaoka as new manager

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 7, 2019

Carp announce Shinji Sasaoka as new manager

The Hiroshima Carp promoted pitching coach Shinji Sasaoka and named him the club's new manager for the 2020 season on Monday. The 52-year-old replaces Koichi Ogata, who stepped down after the Central League team finished the regular season in fourth and missed out on a ...

Hawks bounce back to even series with Eagles

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 6, 2019

Hawks bounce back to even series with Eagles

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks extended their season for another day, beating the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 6-4 on Sunday to even their Pacific League Climax Series first stage at one game apiece. Shuhei Fukuda broke a 4-4 tie, blasting a hanging forkball from Eagles starter ...