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Former Hawks ace Tadashi Settsu to retire

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Dec 30, 2018

Former Hawks ace Tadashi Settsu to retire

Former Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks ace Tadashi Settsu will retire after he was unable to land a contract with a Nippon Professional Baseball club for next season, a source familiar with the matter said Sunday. Settsu, who won the Sawamura Award in 2012 as Japan's most ...

Dramatic Series ride for SoftBank

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Nov 4, 2018

Dramatic Series ride for SoftBank

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks wrapped up the Japan Series against the Hiroshima Carp on Saturday at Mazda Stadium, achieving back-to-back NPB championships with a 2-0 Game 6 win. The Pacific League club did not win away in the series' first two games, but proved that ...