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HIT AND RUN

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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Aug 14, 2017
'Panda' Rogers adjusting to playing with Tigers
The Panda is living amongst the Tigers in Osaka.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Aug 7, 2017
Sakamoto has shot at historic hit total
It won't be long before the Yomiuri Giants' Shinnosuke Abe breaks through the 2,000-hit threshold. Abe has 1,994 now, so it's only a matter of time before he becomes the 49th player to reach the mark in NPB alone.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Aug 1, 2017
McGehee embracing challenge of playing second base for Giants
For Casey McGehee, the last couple of weeks have been a foray into uncharted territory. McGehee has been playing baseball professionally since 2003, but only a sliver of that time has been spent playing second base.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Jul 17, 2017
NPB should do more to spice up All-Star experience
The final round of the Home Run Derby that preceded Game 1 of the NPB All-Star Series on Friday ended with a 4-4 tie and the player declared as the winner, via tiebreaker, looking around in confusion. It was yet another example that Japanese baseball needs to head back to the drawing board in its approach...
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Jul 10, 2017
Swallows fans getting test in patience in 2017
Tokyo Yakult Swallows fans can be forgiven for being frustrated, even angry, at the way the season has played out thus far. The team is mired in last place and began this week six games out of even fifth place.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Jun 26, 2017
Fighters face important decision as Otani prepares for return to field
Shohei Otani looked good in the Toei Flyers throwback uniform the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters donned over the weekend. So Fighters fans at least had that to fall back on, since they didn't see him do anything else.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Jun 12, 2017
Eagles show mettle during series with Carp
While you never want to get too caught up in a series in early June, the results from Sendai over the weekend are well worth remembering as the season stretches onward.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Jun 5, 2017
Former Yomiuri star Cromartie still feels at home in Japan
The legacy of Warren Cromartie has endured in Japanese baseball even though it's been decades since the former Yomiuri Giants star laced up his cleats in Japan.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
May 29, 2017
Carp star Suzuki working on 'godlike' encore
Hiroshima Carp outfielder Seiya Suzuki was "godlike" last season. At least that was the word.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
May 15, 2017
Marines need solutions after problematic start
The Chiba Lotte Marines are playing very, very badly right now. Almost unbelievably so, and that's really putting it rather mildly.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
May 8, 2017
Hanshin's Campbell working to get up to speed
For Eric Campbell, some introductions in Japan have to come with an explanation. Because it's not everyday you run into a guy who answers to 'Soup.'
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
May 2, 2017
Giants not getting full value from new faces
The Yomiuri Giants, stung perhaps by pennant-less seasons in 2015 and 2016 or their inability to stay within 17½ games of the Hiroshima Carp last year, spent much of the offseason wheeling and dealing. Now one month into the 2017 season, their fans might be wondering what it was all for.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Apr 24, 2017
Messenger staying ahead of Japanese baseball learning curve
There aren't many pitchers in Japan who cut a more imposing figure on the mound than the Hanshin Tigers' Randy Messenger. There might not be any actually.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Apr 21, 2017
Baseball community, friends reflect on Graczyk's life
Whenever the Yomiuri Giants were scheduled to play at home, I knew my phone would ring.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Apr 17, 2017
Carp fireballer Jackson keeping eyes firmly on prize
Jay Jackson went through a lot in 2016. The reliever pitched in more games than he ever had in his professional career and experienced the highs of helping the Hiroshima Carp win the Central League pennant and the lows of falling short in the Japan Series.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Apr 10, 2017
Soaring Eagles are early surprise of 2017 campaign
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Apr 3, 2017
First NPB weekend provides excitement but few real answers
Nippon Professional Baseball finally made its return over the weekend, as fans streamed into ballparks around Japan to support their favorite teams. The camaraderie forged by the common goal of the World Baseball Classic was replaced by loyalty to different teams and players as the pennant races officially...
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Mar 18, 2017
Backstop Kobayashi plays big role for Japan
There's a thanklessness to catching in baseball. Catchers do a lot of the dirty work, and their efforts end up being both extremely challenging and easy for the casual observer to accidentally overlook.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Feb 27, 2017
Fujinami hoping to see hard work pay off in new season
Shintaro Fujinami is no old dog, but the 22-year-old Hanshin Tigers pitcher may have some new tricks.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Feb 6, 2017
Sugano set to step into spotlight at World Baseball Classic
The wider baseball world is about to meet Tomoyuki Sugano.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
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