Shohei Ohtani goes hitless one day after horror pitching debut

MLB Jul 28, 2020

Shohei Ohtani goes hitless one day after horror pitching debut

Shohei Ohtani went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts as designated hitter on Monday as the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-0 to win three out of four and take the teams' season-opening series. A day after he was chased after 30 pitches in his ...

Former Hanshin pitcher Matt Keough dies at 64

Japanese Baseball May 3, 2020

Former Hanshin pitcher Matt Keough dies at 64

Matt Keough, who won 45 games for the Central League's Hanshin Tigers from 1987-89 and whose father also played professionally in Japan, has died at the age of 64, MLB's Oakland Athletics said Saturday. Keough, a special assistant with Oakland, was a member of the ...

Khris Davis' bat salvages tie for Athletics

Baseball Mar 18, 2019

Khris Davis' bat salvages tie for Athletics

by Jason Coskrey

Khris Davis' reputation for hitting home runs preceded him on the Oakland Athletics' trip to Japan, even among some of the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters' own sluggers. The Oakland star showed the Fighters what the fuss was all about in his club's final game before ...

Spotlight on Ichiro for openers

Baseball / MLB Mar 16, 2019

Spotlight on Ichiro for openers

by Jason Coskrey

Ichiro Suzuki still isn't used to dealing with the jet lag that comes with flying from the United States to Japan. Even so, being back in his home country has given the Seattle Mariners' 45-year-old outfielder a jolt of energy compared to earlier in spring ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 28, 2016

BayStars end plan to sign McBride

The Yokohama BayStars have given up on their bid to acquire Matt McBride from the Oakland Athletics' Triple-A affiliate, it was learned Thursday. The BayStars had reached a broad agreement with McBride, according to club officials, but the deal was scuppered when the 30-year-old infielder/outfielder ...

Baseball / MLB | MAN ABOUT SPORTS Sep 24, 2013

Moneyball evolves as A's keep winning

by Dave Wiggins

So, you've seen the flick "Moneyball" and now you think you understand how the traditionally low-budget Oakland A's still managed to capture the American League West title again this season. That film starring Brad Pitt as A's general manager Billy Beane taught you all you ...