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HOKKAIDO NIPPON HAM FIGHTERS

When Fighters interpreter Shinju Sakuma set her mind on becoming a language liaison in sports, she picked a sport she enjoyed watching and an employer who thinks outside the box.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Feb 26, 2024
Rookie female interpreter provides voice for foreign baseball stars in Japan
Shinju Sakuma, who will graduate from Rikkyo University in Tokyo this spring, is believed to be the first female interpreter in NPB history.
Nippon Ham manager Tsuyoshi Shinjo is trying to turn around the Fighters after last-place finishes in 2022 and 2023.
BASEBALL / Sac Bunts
Feb 5, 2024
Fighters' Tsuyoshi Shinjo needs to match substance with style in third season
Nippon Ham manager Tsuyoshi Shinjo is trying to turn around the Fighters after last-place finishes in 2022 and 2023.
Shohei Ohtani talks about receiving his second AL MVP award on MLB Network on Thursday.
BASEBALL / MLB
Nov 17, 2023
Hideki Kuriyama praises Shohei Ohtani after second MVP win
"He has achieved a magnificent feat, and it makes me very happy," Kuriyama said.
SoftBank's Yuki Nakamura ties the game with a ninth-inning home run against the Fighters in Fukuoka on Saturday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 1, 2023
Yuki Yanagita and Akira Nakamura homers lift Hawks past Fighters
In the Central League, the Hiroshima Carp remained one game ahead of the Yokohama DeNA BayStars in the battle for their league's second seed.
Buffaloes starter Yoshinobu Yamamoto pitches against the Fighters at Es Con Field Hokkaido in Kitahiroshima, Hokkaido, on Saturday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Sep 3, 2023
Yoshinobu Yamamoto pitches Buffaloes past Fighters
Yamamoto went head to head with World Baseball Classic teammate Hiromi Ito and just barely scraped out a 1-0 victory.
Kotaro Kurebayashi (center) celebrates his third-inning solo home run against the Fighters in Osaka on Saturday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 20, 2023
Kotaro Kurebayashi and Keita Nakagawa homers boost Buffaloes
Soichiro Yamazaki survived a one-out ninth-inning double and a two-out walk for his sixth save.
Fighters outfielder Chusei Mannami drives in the game-tying run during the fifth inning against the Marines in Kitahiroshima, Hokkaido, on Tuesday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 16, 2023
Chusei Mannami and Daigo Kamikawabata punch Fighters past Marines
Elsewhere, the the league-leading Tigers' 10-game winning streak came to an end in a loss to the Carp.
Hawks right-hander Carter pitches against the Fighters at Es Con Field in Kitahiroshima, Hokkaido, on Sunday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 6, 2023
Carter Stewart earns second NPB win as Hawks outgun Fighters
The Florida native is the first marquee American amateur to start his pro career in Japan.
Marines pitcher Atsuki Taneichi will try to help full the void left behind by Roki Sasaki.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / NPB NOTEBOOK
Jul 28, 2023
Atsuki Taneichi set to step into spotlight in Roki Sasaki's absence
Taneichi is often overlooked because he pitches in the same rotation as Roki Sasaki, but the 24-year-old righty is a solid pitcher in his own right.
The Pacific League's Chusei Mannami is congratulated by his teammates after his home run during Game 2 of NPB's All-Star series in Hiroshima on Thursday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 21, 2023
Chusei Mannami powers Pacific League to two-game sweep of All-Star games
The 23-year-old Mannami, who is having a breakout season with 15 home runs, 41 runs, and 42 RBIs this year, was making his first All-Star appearance and was named Game 2 MVP.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 13, 2023
Hiroto Kobukata lifts Eagles to win over Fighters with ninth-inning single
Hiroto Kobukata singled in the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning as the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles beat the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters 3-2 to extend their winning streak to eight games on Thursday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 9, 2023
New Marine Shingo Ishikawa comes through against former team
Nippon Ham starter Naoyuki Uwasawa (6-6) was charged with three runs in 6⅔ innings, while Lotte closer Naoya Masuda picked up his league-leading 21st save.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Jun 26, 2023
Pacific League trio already facing critical juncture in playoff race
It might be a long summer for fans of teams at the bottom of the Pacific League.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 15, 2023
BayStars' Trevor Bauer strikes out 12 to earn first complete-game victory in NPB
The BayStars" win at Yokohama Stadium kept them tied atop the interleague standings and 3½-games behind the league-leading Hanshin Tigers in the CL pennant race.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 8, 2023
Hanshin's Kotaro Otake and Chunichi's Seiya Hosokawa earn monthly honors with new clubs
NPB announced its monthly MVPs for May in the Central and Pacific Leagues on Thursday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Jun 5, 2023
Fighters' Gosuke Katoh gets unique journey in Japanese baseball off to red-hot start
A single against the Giants extended his hitting streak since his debut to eight games — the longest by a rookie to start a career since the introduction of the NPB draft in 1966.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 3, 2023
Kazuma Okamoto hits sayonara double as Giants edge Fighters
Okamoto hit a double to left to drive in the game-winning run.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 2, 2023
Shingo Kawabata provides spark as Swallows earn first win since May 14
The Swallows had one tie and 12 losses in their previous 13 games.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 18, 2023
Naoyuki Uwasawa pitches shutout to lead Fighters past Lions
Naoyuki Uwasawa struck out nine over the distance for his first shutout in five years as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters beat the Seibu Lions 3-0 on Wednesday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 9, 2023
Fighters acquire switch-hitting infielder Alen Hanson
The 30-year-old from the Dominican Republic played a total of 261 MLB games for the Pirates, White Sox, Giants and Blue Jays.

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