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FUKUOKA SOFTBANK HAWKS

Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 10, 2021
Hawks manager Kimiyasu Kudo plans to step down
SoftBank reportedly offered to renew Kudo's contract, but the manager declined in order to take responsibility for the club underperforming this year.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Sep 29, 2021
Wladimir Balentien will not return to SoftBank for 2022 season
The 37-year-old Curacao-born slugger, who holds NPB's single-season home run record, has expressed a desire to continue his career in Japan.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Sep 28, 2021
Veteran pitcher Kenichi Nakata to end 17-year pro career
The 39-year-old has 100 career wins, reaching the milestone in 2018 with SoftBank, but has not seen any top-team action this season.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Sep 26, 2021
Aces Nick Martinez and Kodai Senga keeping Hawks' playoff hopes alive
The formidable duo will be a significant asset for SoftBank should it manage to earn a spot in the Pacific League's Climax Series.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Sep 23, 2021
Nick Martinez pitches Hawks to second straight win over PL-leading Marines
Nick Martinez threw seven scoreless innings in the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks' 5-0 win over the Chiba Lotte Marines on Thursday afternoon for their second straight win over the Pacific League leaders.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Sep 3, 2021
Kodai Senga pitches Hawks past Eagles in front of vaccinated fans
In a first for professional sports in Japan, the Hawks were allowed to admit fans who presented proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 19, 2021
Ace Kodai Senga returns in style as Hawks pitch another shutout
'It's been a long time since I was able to flip the right switch,' said Senga, who allowed two hits, issued one walk and hit a batter while striking out six.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 15, 2021
Carter Stewart electric in first start for Hawks
The 21-year-old hit the first batter he faced but retired the next 15, demonstrating the potential he's shown in the minor leagues this season.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 29, 2021
Wataru Matsumoto earns win, Kaima Taira ties NPB record for Lions
The Seibu reliever pitched his 38th game without giving up a run during Monday's outing against the Hawks.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 27, 2021
Naoto Nishiguchi rescues Eagles in win over Hawks
The rookie took over midway through the first inning after starting pitcher Koichi Takada was ejected for hitting a batter in the head.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / The week in NPB
May 31, 2021
Dragons help Central League get off to fast start in interleague play
Round one goes to the Central League and, of all teams, the Chunichi Dragons.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 30, 2021
Giants snap 11-game losing streak against Hawks
Justin Smoak homered and drove in three runs to lift the defending Central League champion Yomiuri Giants past the Pacific League's Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 4-3 on Sunday in interleague action.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / The week in NPB
May 24, 2021
Pacific League clubs likely looking forward to return of interleague play
If Pacific League fans and teams look happier and more upbeat than usual, it's probably because it's that time of year again.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 21, 2021
Lions' Zach Neal holds off Hawks
Zach Neal delivered a vintage performance, allowing one run over six innings.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 18, 2021
Hawks to play behind closed doors during state of emergency
The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks will play their home games behind closed doors while Fukuoka Prefecture remains under a state of emergency to curb coronavirus infections, the Pacific League club said Tuesday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / The week in NPB
Apr 26, 2021
NPB prepares to go back behind closed doors
Last week began with a crowd of 17,712 at Tokyo Dome for a showdown between the Hanshin Tigers and Yomiuri Giants, the top two teams in the Central League.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / The week in NPB
Apr 19, 2021
Carter Stewart Jr. takes important first step in NPB
Stewart's day wasn't groundbreaking, but his career path might be.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Apr 16, 2021
Ryoya Kurihara, Livan Moinelo step up in Hawks' win over Buffaloes
Ryoya Kurihara's two-run double in the fifth capped a rally by the Hawks.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / The week in NPB
Apr 12, 2021
Tigers hit ground running as Teruaki Sato continues to excite
Let’s all stand back for a minute and marvel at Teruaki Sato.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / NPB Preview
Mar 25, 2021
Hawks remain team to beat in Pacific League as new challengers emerge
The following is the second of a two-part NPB preview ending with the 2021 Pacific League.

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