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'Iron Man' Sachio Kinugasa dies at 71

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 24, 2018

'Iron Man' Sachio Kinugasa dies at 71

Hall of Famer Sachio Kinugasa, whose 2,215 consecutive games played remain a Japan pro baseball record, died of colon cancer Monday at 71, an informed source said. Nicknamed "Iron Man," Kinugasa played for the Hiroshima Carp from 1965 to 1987 and was the Central League's ...

Actress Maki Horikita retires from show business

Entertainment News Mar 1, 2017

Actress Maki Horikita retires from show business

Popular actress Maki Horikita has retired from show business, her office said Wednesday. "I have become a mother and am now living a happy life with my loving family," the 28-year-old said in a message on her website. "I will do my utmost to preserve ...

Passionate fans revel in Carp's success

Baseball / MLB Oct 16, 2016

Passionate fans revel in Carp's success

by Jim Allen

Having waited nearly as long for their seventh pennant as they did for their first, Hiroshima Carp fans proved to be a force to be reckoned with this season, Hall of Famer Koji Yamamoto said Saturday. "The Hiroshima fans feel like we are part of ...