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Koshien: Annual event has provided a century of thrills

Aug 3, 2018

Koshien: Annual event has provided a century of thrills

by Robert Whiting

Ah, Koshien. The 100th National High School Baseball Tournament gets underway on Sunday at historic Koshien Stadium near Kobe. Organized by the Japan High School Baseball Federation in association with the prestigious Asahi Shimbun, the tourney is the largest sporting event in Japan, on par ...

'Iron Man' Sachio Kinugasa dies at 71

/ Apr 24, 2018

'Iron Man' Sachio Kinugasa dies at 71

Hall of Famer Sachio Kinugasa, whose 2,215 consecutive games played remain a Japan pro baseball record, died of colon cancer Monday at 71, an informed source said. Nicknamed "Iron Man," Kinugasa played for the Hiroshima Carp from 1965 to 1987 and was the Central League's ...

Ichiro surpasses Oh's total bases career mark

/ Sep 7, 2017

Ichiro surpasses Oh's total bases career mark

Ichiro Suzuki went one better than Japan's all-time home run king Sadaharu Oh on Wednesday when he reached 5,863 total bases in NPB and MLB combined in the Miami Marlins' 8-1 loss to the Washington Nationals. Ichiro had a pinch-hit single in the fifth inning ...