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'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 ...

Oh mentor Arakawa dies at 86

/ Dec 4, 2016

Oh mentor Arakawa dies at 86

Hiroshi Arakawa, the batting coach of baseball legend Sadaharu Oh at the Yomiuri Giants in the 1960s famous for equipping him his flamingo stance, died Sunday of cardiac arrest at a hospital in Tokyo. He was 86. Arakawa joined the Mainichi Orions in 1953 and ...