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Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Apr 30, 2020
Hawks pitcher Carter Stewart eager to prove himself in Japan
Carter Stewart is determined to prove that the Hawks made the right decision by taking a chance on him at such a young age
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 14, 2020
Don Mattingly, Marlins stuck in limbo as MLB plans next steps
Marlins manager Don Mattingly and his team are coping with being in limbo as the coronavirus pandemic continues to create uncertainty in the world of professional sports and for many other businesses.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Mar 20, 2020
Hawks' Carter Stewart makes winning debut with top team in practice game
Carter Stewart, who turned his back on major league baseball to sign with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks a year ago, made his first-team debut in a practice game on Friday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Feb 13, 2020
Hawks' ambitious project with Carter Stewart could spark huge changes
When Carter Stewart and the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks agreed to a six-year, $6 million contract in 2019, it made news as the historic first such deal between an elite American amateur and an NPB team.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Dec 16, 2019
Out of the park: Babe Ruth's 500th home run bat fetches more than $1 million
Babe Ruth may have died more than 70 years ago, but the baseball slugger is still turning out big numbers. The bat he used to hit his 500th home run in 1929 has sold for $1,000,800, officials for SCP Auctions announced on Sunday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Dec 9, 2019
NPB stars no longer shy about expressing MLB aspirations
Kohei Arihara wants to pitch in the major leagues in the near future. Haruki Nishikawa wants to make the move as well. Hayato Sakamoto doesn't want to, but he had to address it all the same.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 27, 2019
Fighters outfielder Haruki Nishikawa reveals wish to play in MLB in 2021
Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters outfielder Haruki Nishikawa would like to move to the majors as early as the 2021 season, the 27-year-old said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Nov 19, 2019
Will Yamaguchi's departure from Yomiuri Giants to MLB clear a path for Sugano?
The biggest question stemming from the Yomiuri Giants' decision to post pitcher Shun Yamaguchi to MLB is not how Yamaguchi might fare in the majors.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 18, 2019
Giants pitcher Shun Yamaguchi to pursue MLB dream through posting system
Shun Yamaguchi, who led the Central League in wins, strikeouts and winning percentage this season, intends to move to the major leagues through the posting system, the Yomiuri Giants right-hander said Monday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 8, 2019
Carp glove wizard Ryosuke Kikuchi cleared for MLB move
Seven-time Golden Glove Award winner Ryosuke Kikuchi will have a chance to move to the major leagues via the posting system, the Hiroshima Carp said Friday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 8, 2019
BayStars slugger Yoshitomo Tsutsugo to be posted after team backs bid to move to MLB
Yokohama BayStars left fielder Yoshitomo Tsutsugo has a dream of playing in the major leagues, and the club isn't going to stand in his way.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 2, 2019
High school ace Roki Sasaki declares for NPB draft
Flame-throwing high school pitcher Roki Sasaki said Wednesday he had registered for Nippon Professional Baseball's Oct. 17 draft and suggested he would play for any team that drafted him.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Sep 5, 2019
NTT becomes MLB's first Japanese information technology partner
Major League Baseball and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. announced a three-year partnership on Wednesday, making NTT the first Japanese information technology company to become an official MLB partner in the United States.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Aug 26, 2019
U.S. fan uses trading cards as one way to stay on top of Japanese baseball
If you went out in search of a dedicated Japanese baseball card enthusiast, you might not think to look in Maryland.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
May 27, 2019
Stewart's bold move to Japan could shake up MLB, NPB
Hiroshima Carp pitcher Kyle Regnault doesn't know what he'd do if he were in Carter Stewart's cleats.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Mar 6, 2019
Clean-shaven reliever Ryan Cook excited for new challenge with Giants
Ryan Cook's former Seattle Mariners teammates will have be forgiven if they don't immediately recognize him when they arrive in Japan later this month.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Feb 26, 2019
Dodgers reportedly back in pursuit of free agent Harper
Bryce Harper reportedly met with representatives of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday in Las Vegas as the drawn-out pursuit of baseball's top free agent extends deep into spring training.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Feb 12, 2019
Kikuchi reports to first MLB camp
New Seattle Mariners left-hander Yusei Kikuchi said Monday he is "really looking forward" to making his debut on the major league stage he has dreamed of since his hard-throwing days in high school.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Feb 8, 2019
Hall of Famer, pioneer and first African-American MLB manager, Frank Robinson dead at 83
Hall of Famer and trailblazing baseball legend Frank Robinson passed away Thursday at the age of 83.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Feb 7, 2019
Giants latest team to join Bryce Harper sweepstakes
The latest team to join the Bryce Harper sweepstakes is the San Francisco Giants, according to a multiple reports on Wednesday.

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