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Japan Times
May 10, 2023
Shohei Ohtani passes Babe Ruth in pitching strikeouts
Ohtani's second-inning strikeout of Houston's Jeremy Pena was the Angels star's 502nd career whiff on the mound.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Feb 17, 2023
Tokyo approves plan to demolish historic Jingu Stadium despite public outcry
Jingu Stadium is one of only four stadiums where Babe Ruth played that still exists.
Japan Times
Jan 27, 2023
Activists continue the fight over Tokyo's historic Jingu Stadium demolition
Author Robert Whiting, who has written extensively about Japanese baseball, collected 13,000 signatures in a petition to change demolition plans in just a few days.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jan 17, 2023
Thousands sign petition to save Tokyo's 'sacred' Jingu Stadium
Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig played at the legendary venue in 1934 as part of a Japanese tour, making the stadium only one of a handful remaining where Ruth played.
Japan Times
Aug 10, 2022
Shohei Ohtani matches Babe Ruth with 10-win, 10-homer MLB season
Ohtani achieved the historic double-double, MLB's first since 1918, while also hitting his 25th home run of the campaign.
Japan Times
Jul 17, 2021
Babe Ruth's granddaughter hails Shohei Ohtani's success as 'good for baseball'
'Right now he's the best thing in baseball so far that people are interested in,' Linda Ruth Tosetti said of the power-hitting ace.
Japan Times
Dec 16, 2019
Out of the park: Babe Ruth's 500th home run bat fetches more than $1 million
Babe Ruth may have died more than 70 years ago, but the baseball slugger is still turning out big numbers. The bat he used to hit his 500th home run in 1929 has sold for $1,000,800, officials for SCP Auctions announced on Sunday.
Japan Times
Nov 27, 2019
Babe poised to hit another out of the park as historic 'Sultan of Swat' 500th homer bat goes on block
Babe Ruth is poised to hit another home run, only this time on the sports memorabilia market when the bat he used to slug No. 500 nearly a century ago hits the auction block on Wednesday.
Japan Times
Nov 13, 2018
MLB players, San Francisco coach Hensley Meulens reflect on Shohei Ohtani's 2018 campaign
Around this time four years ago, during the last tour of Japan by major league players, the MLB world at large got its first real glimpse of Shohei Ohtani.
Japan Times
Aug 8, 2017
Patience with young players yielding returns for Red Sox
Patience is a virtue, they say. But it is one rarely exhibited in MLB, especially when it comes to rookies.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 22, 2016
Hiroshima mayor Matsui calls Carp an integral part of city
Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui was there in person at Tokyo Dome to see the Carp capture the Central League pennant. The baseball-mad residents of his city might make it hard for him to do the same should the Carp be on the verge of a Japan Series title.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 31, 2016
Fighters face Ruthian dilemma with young star Otani
What is a team to do when its best pitcher is also its best run producer?
Japan Times
Apr 19, 2016
Warriors, Kobe serve up unprecedented drama to end season
Now THAT was one fantastic finish to an NBA regular season.
Feb 27, 2016
Exploring quirky history of season schedules
Is a 162-game professional baseball season too long?
Japan Times
Nov 3, 2015
Visit to Cooperstown brings back memories of youth
Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
Japan Times
Feb 28, 2015
Flood of retired numbers can lessen significance
You probably saw the article last week with the news the New York Yankees will retire the uniform numbers of former players Andy Pettitte (46), Jorge Posada (20) and Bernie Williams (51). That brings to 20 the total of retired numbers by the Yanks, and Derek Jeter's No. 2 will follow and that means no...
Japan Times
Nov 25, 2014
Jordan's global impact transcended racial, economic boundaries
The Japan Times will be running excerpts from Hall of Fame writer Sam Smith's new book "There Is No Next: NBA Legends on the Legacy of Michael Jordan" over the next few months. This marks the first installment.
Japan Times
Oct 12, 2013
One exhilarating summer brought to fact-filled life
It had to happen. After books about individual decades came books about individual years. Now we get the book about a single season. Bill Bryson's "One Summer" is the story of just four months — June to September 1927 — in the life of America. Four crucial months, needless to say — four months...


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals