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Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 12, 2023
Will AI in baseball become the next 'Moneyball'?
Artificial intelligence could complicate the business of baseball, making the game homogenized and less dynamic.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 2, 2023
Samurai Japan manager Hideki Kuriyama reveals team's secrets for success at WBC
Kuriyama believes Japan's performance at the WBC impressed baseball fans both inside and outside Japan.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
May 12, 2023
World Baseball Classic documentary headed to theaters in Japan
A documentary film about Japan's 2023 World Baseball Classic victory will be shown at theaters around the country for three weeks from June 2, NPB Enterprise Inc. said Thursday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Apr 17, 2023
Shohei Ohtani's WBC locker room nameplate sells for $116,010 at auction
The nameplate, which is not autographed, features Ohtani's name, the No. 16 worn on his uniform and the Japanese flag. It attracted 169 bids.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Apr 7, 2023
Roki Sasaki poised to build on World Baseball Classic success during NPB season
Marines pitcher Roki Sasaki finished with 11 strikeouts in his season debut.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Mar 30, 2023
Yu Darvish's cool key to Japan's World Baseball Classic triumph
Darvish was the center of attention in Miyazaki, where the team trained, going above and beyond the important role the team manager envisioned for the 10-year MLB veteran.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Mar 27, 2023
Samurai Japan manager Hideki Kuriyama critical of sudden bracket change during WBC
Kuriyama said he had been preparing to face the United States in the semifinals instead of in the final.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 23, 2023
Japan's World Baseball Classic glory spurs fan frenzy at home
Official fan gear for Japan’s star players remains out of stock, with potential buyers reportedly having to wait months.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Mar 23, 2023
Samurai Japan return home to heroes' welcome after WBC win
Players for Nippon Professional Baseball clubs arrived on a chartered flight, while four MLB players rejoined their respective American clubs.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 23, 2023
WBC baseball victory is a triumph for Japan’s soft power
The nation’s lost decades don’t extend to sports. That will help drive Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s narrative as he prepares to host the Group of Seven in Hiroshima.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Mar 23, 2023
Masataka Yoshida shows off his bat at WBC before season with Red Sox
Yoshida, who signed a reported five-year, $90 million deal with the Red Sox, batted cleanup in Japan's final three games of the tournament.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Mar 22, 2023
Samurai Japan fans rise early to witness baseball history
Public viewing events were held at numerous locations and attracted scores of supporters eager to root for Samurai Japan.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Mar 22, 2023
For Japan, the WBC isn't just meaningful — it's everything
There has been some conversation about whether or not the World Baseball Classic is a meaningful exercise in the wake of serious injuries to MLB stars Edwin Diaz and Jose Altuve.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Mar 22, 2023
Japan defeats United States 3-2 to win World Baseball Classic
The victory ended Japan's 14-year wait to lift the trophy it last held in 2009.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Mar 21, 2023
Japan heads to WBC final after comeback win over Mexico
The win sends Japan back to the final for the first time since 2009 after two consecutive semifinal exits.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Mar 21, 2023
Cuban catcher defects to U.S. after WBC loss
According to baseball writer Yordano Carmona, Ivan Prieto 'escaped' from the team hotel in Miami and the team plane returned home without him on board.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Mar 20, 2023
Roki Sasaki set to be center of attention in WBC semifinal against Mexico
'I'm excited to see him play,' Mexico manager Benji Gil said. 'Roki is one of the best pitchers in the world.'
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Mar 20, 2023
Trea Turner hits two home runs as U.S. beats Cuba to reach WBC final
Trea Turner smashed two home runs and the defending champion United States routed Cuba 14-2 on Sunday to reach the World Baseball Classic final.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Mar 20, 2023
Shohei Ohtani willing to relieve if Japan reaches WBC final
Shohei Ohtani indicated Sunday he may pitch again in the World Baseball Classic if Japan reaches Tuesday's final.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Mar 19, 2023
True test arrives for Samurai Japan in the form of resilient Mexico
Samurai Japan and its collection of MLB and NPB stars will be favored against Mexico in their WBC semifinal, but the team will have to rise to meet its toughest challenge yet.

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