Ex-Dragons ace Kawakami retires

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Mar 19, 2017

Ex-Dragons ace Kawakami retires

Former Chunichi Dragons ace Kenshin Kawakami announced his retirement in a television appearance Sunday. "I've decided to take my uniform off for good," the 41-year-old Kawakami said during 'Sunday Dragons,' a local live broadcast. "I'm at peace. It's a huge load off the shoulders, but ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 20, 2015

Ex-Dragons hurler Kawakami announces retirement

Chunichi Dragons right-hander Kenshin Kawakami, the 2004 Sawamura Award winner and Central League MVP, announced his retirement on Tuesday. "I still wanted to play a few years," the 40-year-old Kawakami told a news conference. "I know I'm close to my limits, but I wanted to ...

Kawakami avoids pitfalls in win over Tigers

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 23, 2014

Kawakami avoids pitfalls in win over Tigers

Chunichi's former ace, Kenshin Kawakami, tiptoed successfully through a minefield he laid himself to work six scoreless innings in the Dragons' 4-1 win over the Hanshin Tigers on Wednesday. Kawakami (1-2) allowed just three hits, but walked five batters and also hit one to outduel ...