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HIT AND RUN

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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
May 9, 2016
Former Yomiuri infielder Gonzalez remains close to game
Edgar Gonzalez may not be playing anymore, but he's still spending most of his time on baseball diamonds.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Apr 25, 2016
Fukuura up against clock in race to reach 2,000-hit mark
Hiroshima Carp star Takahiro Arai had two hits on Sunday, leaving him with 1,999 for his career. Recently, each base knock by Arai has been met with an ever-growing wave of jubilation from fans, as he draws closer to the 2,000-hit threshold only 46 others (solely in NPB) have crossed.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Apr 18, 2016
Baseball pauses to reflect on Kyushu earthquakes
Seiichi Uchikawa had to pause during his hero interview Friday night following the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks' victory over the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. A rush of emotions had left the Hawks captain searching for words, as tears welled up in his eyes while he answered a question about the situation...
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Apr 8, 2016
Tigers rookie Takayama having early success in NPB
As Deanna Rubin, proprietor of the website Marinerds and an avid follower of high school and college baseball in Japan, pointed out Tuesday, Shun Takayama, the Hanshin Tigers' rookie outfielder, didn't just come out of nowhere.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Mar 7, 2016
Omine could have large role to play for Marines in 2016
There were lotteries held for the rights to three high school pitchers during the 2006 NPB draft.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Feb 29, 2016
Healthy Balentien ready to make up for lost time
Wladimir Balentien laughed his familiar laugh as he held court in the visitor's dugout at Tokyo Dome, making rapid-fire transitions between a number of topics, from the yakiniku he ate in Okinawa, to teammate Tetsuto Yamada or whatever else popped into his head at the time.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Feb 22, 2016
Marathon bullpen sessions remain question of culture
Nagekomi is a term familiar to most Japanese baseball fans. Even in the normally taxing Japanese baseball spring training menu, nagekomi, used in baseball to refer to marathon bullpen sessions, stands out as one of the most strenuous.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Feb 17, 2016
Upcoming games give Kokubo chance to fine-tune Samurai Japan approach
In October 2013, Japanese baseball officials, stung by the country's failure to win the World Baseball Classic earlier that year, decided to make some changes and hired Hiroki Kokubo as the manager of the national team.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Feb 8, 2016
Disgraced Kiyohara's situation similar to that of former pitcher Enatsu
Last week, a bat used by Kazuhiro Kiyohara during his high school days was removed from an exhibition celebrating the long and rich history of high school baseball at Koshien Stadium.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Jan 28, 2016
Johnson, Mikolas looking for more success in second seasons in Japan
Kris Johnson and Miles Mikolas passed their first tests in Japan with flying colors. The two pitchers, Johnson, a southpaw who deals for the Hiroshima Carp, and Mikolas, a Yomiuri Giants right-hander, couldn't have made better first impressions during their first seasons in NPB.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Jan 11, 2016
New rules at home plate put onus on Japanese umpires
A brawl broke out at Jingu Stadium during a game between the Hanshin Tigers and Tokyo Yakult Swallows near the tail end of the 2013 season. It was a typical baseball fight, so beyond a round of spirited pushing, players being held back and an assortment of shouts hurled back and forth ("That's fertilizer....
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Oct 19, 2015
Hara leaves big shoes for next Giants manager to fill
Other than the timing, the news of Tatsunori Hara's decision to step down as manager of the Yomiuri Giants didn't exactly come out of left field.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Oct 15, 2015
Time for NPB to rethink senseless playoff format
Where else but Japanese baseball can a team lose Game 1 of a playoff series and show up at the ballpark the next day down 0-2?
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Oct 5, 2015
Yamada deserving of MVP award
Last Friday, after the Tokyo Yakult Swallows were crowned as the best team in the Central League for 2015, Tetsuto Yamada wasn't quite ready to weigh in on the topic of the CL's best player.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Sep 28, 2015
Swallows can see finish line as race for pennant nears end
Before the 2015 NPB season, Nippon Television commentator Suguru Egawa, a former Yomiuri Giants pitcher, named the Tokyo Yakult Swallows as his pick to win the Central League pennant.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Aug 17, 2015
Marines have more to prove in battle for final spot in PL
The Chiba Lotte Marines might be about to learn a lot about themselves. Namely, the Pacific League club is about to find out just how prepared they are for the battles ahead in the race for the final spot in the Pacific League Climax Series.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Aug 10, 2015
Waseda's first-year sensation Kiyomiya takes center stage
Any baseball fan, from the casual to the hardcore, who didn't know Waseda Jitsugyo first-year player Kotaro Kiyomiya had an RBI hit in his Summer Koshien debut on Saturday, probably spent the day off the grid.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Jul 20, 2015
Swallows' Barnette wove masterful tale in first half
Every ballplayer, Tony Barnette figures, has a story. He shares this opinion in front of the home dugout, over the din of the crowd, at Tokyo Dome prior to Game 1 of the NPB All-Star Series this past weekend.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Jul 6, 2015
Fujinami, Messenger doing their part to keep Tigers in hunt
Pitchers Shintaro Fujinami and Randy Messenger have been about the only two things the Hanshin Tigers have really been able to count on over the last several weeks.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Jun 29, 2015
Otani on familiar path to elite status
There can't be a discussion about best pitcher in Japan anymore without Shohei Otani's name being mentioned. The young Hokkaido Nippon Ham star has been making that perfectly clear since the season began.

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