Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 23, 2016

Hawks deactivate ailing ace Wada

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks' bid for a third straight Pacific League pennant took a hit on Friday, when the club deactivated PL wins leader Tsuyoshi Wada due to elbow issues. Wada (15-5), who underwent Tommy John surgery on his left elbow in 2012, is in ...

NPB announces  monthly MVP winners

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 8, 2014

NPB announces monthly MVP winners

Hanshin Tigers left-hander Minoru Iwata and Chunichi Dragons veteran outfielder Kazuhiro Wada won the July MVP awards for pitchers and position players, alike, in the Central League on Friday. At 42 years, 1 month, Wada became the oldest to claim the award in either league, ...