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David MacKinnon hit 15 home runs for the Seibu Lions in 2023. The 29-year-old will suit up for the Samsung Lions in the Korea Baseball Organization this season.
Feb 23, 2024
Former Seibu slugger David MacKinnon embraces new challenge with South Korea's Lions
The American slugger is moving from Japan's Lions to South Korea's Lions this year.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Apr 9, 2023
Lions' MLB hopeful Kona Takahashi fans 11 in first win
The 26-year-old has allowed one run over 16 innings.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / The week in NPB
Jun 7, 2021
Tomoyuki Sugano and Seiya Suzuki return to action as Olympics draw near
A few hours after the United States national baseball team qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, two players expected to be key members of Samurai Japan's Olympic effort returned to the field in NPB.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
May 23, 2021
Dominant Lions ace Kona Takahashi has no plans to visit barber
The 24-year-old, unbeaten in nine starts this season, has said he won't cut his hair until he suffers his first defeat on the mound.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / The week in NPB
Apr 19, 2021
Carter Stewart Jr. takes important first step in NPB
Stewart's day wasn't groundbreaking, but his career path might be.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / NPB Preview
Mar 26, 2021
Six players to watch in the Pacific League in 2021
Japanese baseball is back, which makes this a great time to single out a few players in the Pacific League who fans should keep an eye on this season.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 8, 2018
Seibu offense backs Kona Takahashi in win over Orix
Kona Takahashi looked rusty in his first start of the season, but the Seibu Lions' hitters kept him in the game in a 7-6 win over the Orix Buffaloes on Wednesday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 2, 2016
Lions' Takahashi fans 11 in complete-game win over BayStars
Right-hander Kona Takahashi came within two outs of throwing his second straight shutout, but had to settle for winning his third straight start as the Seibu Lions topped the Yokohama BayStars 4-1 in interleague play on Thursday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 19, 2016
Lions grab win against Marines ace Wakui
Kona Takahashi worked six innings to earn his first win of the season as the Seibu Lions beat the Chiba Lotte Marines 2-1 in the Pacific League on Thursday and dealt former Lion Hideaki Wakui his first defeat of the season.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 7, 2016
Umpire cites 'national character' as reason for home plate collision rules
One of Japan's chief umpires said Saturday that Japan went farther than the majors toward collisions at home plate out of consideration for Japanese players' "national character."
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 6, 2016
Fighters get pair of runs on wild pitch in decisive sixth inning, trounce Lions
The first enforcement of Nippon Professional Baseball's "new" collision rule gave the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters the lead en route to an 8-4 victory over the Seibu Lions in the Pacific League on Friday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Sep 4, 2015
Wakamatsu nabs monthly honor
Rookie changeup artist Shunta Wakamatsu of the Chunichi Dragons won his first pitcher of the month award on Friday, when Nippon Professional Baseball announced its honors for August.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals