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NPB career saves leader Hitoki Iwase set to retire

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 27, 2018

NPB career saves leader Hitoki Iwase set to retire

Chunichi Dragons left-hander Hitoki Iwase, will retire at the end of the season along with veteran second baseman Masahiro Araki, an informed source said Wednesday. The news comes hours after Chunichi's 2011 Central League MVP Takuya Asao announced this season would also be his last. Iwase, ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 10, 2018

NPB warns umpires who lost track of count

Five NPB umpires received severe warnings Friday for losing track of the count in an at-bat the day before. With one out and none on in the bottom of the third, home-plate umpire Chikara Tsugawa lost track of the count. He failed to send Hiroshima ...