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NIPPON PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL

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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 9, 2022
Japanese baseball: A 150-year journey of transformation
Over the years, Japan's changing political goals, and economic and social circumstances, have all left their imprint on the game that became known as yakyu016b, or 'field ball.'
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Feb 2, 2022
Fans set to return as 12 NPB teams start spring training
Last year, fans were shut out during spring training because of COVID-19 precautions, but this year teams are allowing fans to return under new safety protocols.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jan 31, 2022
NPB teams prepare to start camp amid wave of COVID-19 infections
With the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant, the sense of unease surrounding baseball's spring is mounting as one player after another has become infected.
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Jun 21, 2021
NPB and J. League aim to complete COVID-19 vaccinations during Olympic break
Japan's professional baseball and soccer leagues are aiming to complete COVID-19 vaccinations of all willing players and officials by the end of their Tokyo Olympic hiatus, their joint COVID-19 task force said Monday.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Apr 10, 2021
NPB strikes out with move to eliminate extra innings
Just before the Yomiuri Giants and Yokohama BayStars went into the bottom of the ninth tied 7-7 on March 26, the first night of the season, there was an announcement over the PA system at Tokyo Dome.
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Mar 22, 2021
NPB and J. League hope to lead by example with Tokyo Games on horizon
The members of the joint task force established by Nippon Professional Baseball and the J. League hope to set a positive example for this summer’s Olympics and Paralympics by safely holding large-scale sporting events.
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Mar 8, 2021
J. League and NPB considering on-site virus testing for quicker results
A contest between Gamba Osaka and Nagoya Grampus was postponed two hours before kickoff last week after players and staff tested positive for COVID-19.
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Feb 22, 2021
J. League and NPB hopeful current attendance limits will be eased
The members of the Nippon Professional Baseball and J. League joint COVD-19 task force feel their knowledge about the virus and the data they’ve collected has grown exponentially as they enter the body's second year.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jan 15, 2021
Tomoyuki Sugano signs record-high contract with Giants
One week after rejecting a big-league contract, ace right-hander Tomoyuki Sugano re-signed with the Yomiuri Giants on a one-year deal reported as the highest in Japanese baseball history.
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Jan 15, 2021
Japan to ban entry of foreign athletes during virus emergency
The decision will impact those preparing for the Tokyo Olympics as well as new players and coaches set to join professional soccer and baseball clubs.
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Jan 12, 2021
J. League, NPB meet with task force medical panel to discuss plans for spring camps
Some J. League teams are set to begin their training camps later this month while NPB camps are scheduled to start Feb. 1.
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Oct 5, 2020
NPB and J. League to explore raising current attendance limits
Nippon Professional Baseball and the J. League will explore the possibility of raising the current caps on attendance, a process that will include consultations with an epidemiologist, among others, the two leagues announced following the latest meeting of their joint COVID-19 task force on Monday.
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Sep 21, 2020
J. League and NPB reaffirm commitment to safety as limits on attendees eased
The two leagues said they'd remain vigilant in order to safely complete the remainder of their respective 2020 campaigns.
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Aug 24, 2020
League bosses urge against COVID-related discrimination
The heads of NPB and the J. League took a strong stance on the issue following reports of discrimination against staff and families at teams with infections.
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Jul 27, 2020
J. League, NPB to maintain restrictions on crowd size in order to help limit spread of virus
The task force met one day after several positive tests for COVID-19 forced the postponement of a J. League first-division game.
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May 27, 2020
Pro athletes with underlying conditions remain extra cautious of COVID-19 threat
Professional athletes may seem invincible, but like anyone else they can suffer from serious conditions that make them vulnerable to the coronavirus.
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Apr 3, 2020
Japan's baseball, soccer leagues give up on April restarts as COVID-19 cases increase
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and with athletes in both leagues having been infected, Nippon Professional Baseball and the J. League will start and resume their seasons, respectively, even later than currently scheduled.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jan 23, 2019
Upon further review, NPB's replay system winning over doubters
Those who doubted the value of Nippon Professional Baseball's video review system a year ago have officially left the building.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Apr 16, 2018
In Shohei Ohtani, Japan finally has its world-beater
It must take a considerable amount of willpower for Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters manager Hideki Kuriyama not to respond to questions about his former player Shohei Ohtani with a simple, "I told you so." Although the sly smile he lets slip on occasion more or less does the job.
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BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 4, 2018
Japanese baseball community reacts to Shohei Ohtani's first MLB homer
The Japanese baseball community was celebrating on Wednesday after former Pacific League MVP Shohei Ohtani followed up his first pitching win in the majors with a stellar batting effort in his home debut with the Los Angeles Angels.

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