Baseball legend Katsuya Nomura dies at 84

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Feb 11, 2020

Baseball legend Katsuya Nomura dies at 84

Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame catcher and renowned manager Katsuya Nomura died of ischemic heart failure early Tuesday morning, according to the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, the last club he managed. He was 84. Nomura was one of NPB's greatest slugging catchers, amassing 657 home ...

Dragons' Tanishige plays in NPB record 3,018th game

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jul 28, 2015

Dragons' Tanishige plays in NPB record 3,018th game

Chunichi Dragons player-manager Motonobu Tanishige appeared in his 3,018th career game on Tuesday, setting a Nippon Professional Baseball record. The 44-year-old catcher started Chunichi's Central League game against the Hanshin Tigers at Nagoya Dome. He entered the day tied with Hall of Fame catcher Katsuya ...