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BASEBALL
Nov 16, 2014
Rays outfielder Zobrist gets crash course in Japanese baseball culture
They play the game with the same rules on the same diamond. But how they develop their game based on practice looks to be a little different between Japan and the United States.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Nov 16, 2014
Cano sustains fractured toe, done for series
The MLB-Japan All-Star Series show will go on, but it'll be without its leading man.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Nov 16, 2014
Infielders Kikuchi, Escobar showcase defensive skills in MLB-Japan All-Star Series
One thing an event like the MLB-Japan All-Star Series does is allow fans to ask the question, what if? What if this NPBer or that NPBer was in the major leagues and vice versa.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Nov 15, 2014
Norimoto, three relievers toss combined no-hitter against MLB All-Stars
Takahiro Norimoto didn't have any problems during his matchup against a lineup of major league hitters. Yuki Nishi didn't have many either, nor did Kazuhisa Makita or even Yuji Nishino.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Nov 15, 2014
Wada proud to represent MLB
Tsuyoshi Wada entered Game 2 of the MLB-Japan All-Star Series on Friday night at Tokyo Dome to the strains of Tom Petty's 1989 hit "Free Fallin'," which was serving as the de facto soundtrack to Rob Wooten's exit from the game after having given up a run.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Nov 15, 2014
Hall of Famer Winfield impressed by Otani's versatility
When Dave Winfield was drafted by the San Diego Padres in 1973, it was as a pitcher. When he entered the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001, it was because of his career as a batter and outfielder. He briefly played both positions in college, and when he looks at the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters' Shohei Otani...
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Nov 15, 2014
MLB, Under Armour announce tie-up
It remains to be seen if MLB leaves Japan with a victory on the field, but the league feels like it's hit a home run on the business side of things.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Nov 14, 2014
Yanagita carries Samurai Japan to Game 2 win over MLB All-Stars
In a game featuring six-time MLB All-Star Robinson Cano, three-time All-Star Evan Longoria and 2006 AL MVP and four-time All-Star Justin Morneau, the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks' Yuki Yanagita shone brighter than all of them.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Nov 14, 2014
Orioles reliever Hunter impressed by Japanese players' skills
Tommy Hunter's favorite thing about his first trip to Japan has been the food, sushi in particular.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Nov 13, 2014
Sawamura Award winner Kaneko to start Game 2
Samurai Japan manager Hiroki Kokubo hopes that right-hander Chihiro Kaneko will continue in Friday's Game 2 of the Japan-Major League All-Star Series what teammate Kenta Maeda started in a 2-0 win in Game 1.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 27, 2014
Buffaloes hurler Kaneko wins Sawamura Award, expresses interest in move to majors
Orix Buffaloes ace Chihiro Kaneko was announced as the winner of the prestigious Sawamura Award on Monday, but trumped that with an announcement of his own — that he is interested in taking his game to the major leagues.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / BASEBALL BULLET-IN
Jul 19, 2014
DiMuro has witnessed umpire challenges, changes over the years
Back in 1972, in the early years of NFL's "Monday Night Football" on ABC, the broadcasting trio of Frank Gifford, Howard Cosell and "Dandy" Don Meredith were calling the gridiron action. A play occurred whereby, because of a rule change, the result was substantially different than what it would have...
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 17, 2014
Samurai Japan announces six key players for November series against MLB stars
Chihiro Kaneko says he doesn't watch many MLB games and doesn't really know much about the players. He might be in store for an MLB crash course this winter.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 16, 2014
NPB officials welcome return of series against MLB
Eight years after turning their backs on visiting major league all-star tours, Japan's players are welcoming the big leaguers back with open arms for games in November.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Jul 7, 2014
Tanaka chosen for MLB All-Star Game
The $175 million the New Yankees spent to acquire Masahiro Tanaka is looking more and more like a bargain with each passing day.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Jun 28, 2014
Tanaka unlikely to pitch in All-Star Game
Despite taking the phenomenal success he enjoyed in Japan to the majors this year, first-year Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka is unlikely to pitch for the American League in this year's MLB All-Star Game, New York manager Joe Girardi hinted on Friday.
BASEBALL / MLB
Jun 22, 2014
Royals' Aoki placed on DL
Kansas City Royals leadoff man Norichika Aoki has been placed on the 15-day disabled List, the team announced Saturday.
BASEBALL / MLB
Jun 11, 2014
MLB All-Star squad to face Samurai Japan in November
Major League Baseball will organize an All-Star team and visit Japan this fall to play Samurai Japan, Nippon Professional Baseball announced on Tuesday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 17, 2014
Cepeda crushes first home run in NPB; Giants snap five-game slide
Frederich Cepeda, while playing for the Cuban national team, got a chance to watch Kenta Maeda pitch for Samurai Japan during the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
BASEBALL / MLB
May 15, 2014
MLB changes ruling in Darvish's no-hit bid
Major League Baseball has altered a ruling and given another hit to Yu Darvish's opponents in last week's game between the Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox that saw him flirt with a no-hitter.

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