Lions re-sign former ace Daisuke Matsuzaka

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Dec 3, 2019

Lions re-sign former ace Daisuke Matsuzaka

The Seibu Lions said Tuesday they have reached an agreement with former major leaguer Daisuke Matsuzaka, who is rejoining the Pacific League club after a 14-year hiatus. The 39-year-old right-hander was the Lions' ace from 1999 to 2006 before leaving Japan to pitch in the ...

Matsuzaka hurts shoulder after fan pulls arm

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Feb 12, 2019

Matsuzaka hurts shoulder after fan pulls arm

Former big leaguer Daisuke Matsuzaka has another hurdle to clear with inflammation in his right shoulder after a fan pulled his arm during an event at spring training. The Chunichi Dragons said Tuesday that Matsuzaka has been prohibited from throwing after feeling discomfort in his ...

Koshien: Annual event has provided a century of thrills

Baseball Aug 3, 2018

Koshien: Annual event has provided a century of thrills

by Robert Whiting

Ah, Koshien. The 100th National High School Baseball Tournament gets underway on Sunday at historic Koshien Stadium near Kobe. Organized by the Japan High School Baseball Federation in association with the prestigious Asahi Shimbun, the tourney is the largest sporting event in Japan, on par ...