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Swallows appoint Shinya Miyamoto as bench coach

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 6, 2017

Swallows appoint Shinya Miyamoto as bench coach

Three-time Japan Series champion Shinya Miyamoto was named the Tokyo Yakult Swallows' new bench coach Friday. Miyamoto will be second in command to Junji Ogawa, who on Thursday was unveiled as the manager for next season. A 10-time Golden Glove winner and former All-Star shortstop and ...

Swallows announce Ogawa's return as manager

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 4, 2017

Swallows announce Ogawa's return as manager

Coming off their franchise's first 96-loss season, the Tokyo Yakult Swallows announced Wednesday that the team's senior director, 60-year-old Junji Ogawa, will manage the Central League club in 2018. Ogawa first managed the Swallows on an interim basis in 2010, when the team went 59-36 ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 22, 2014

Swallows skipper Ogawa to step down

The Central League's Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Monday accepted manager Junji Ogawa's decision to resign at the end of the season due to the cellar-dwelling club's poor results. "I think we are where we are as a result of my managing," Ogawa told a press ...