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SEIBU LIONS

David MacKinnon hit 15 home runs for the Seibu Lions in 2023. The 29-year-old will suit up for the Samsung Lions in the Korea Baseball Organization this season.
BASEBALL
Feb 23, 2024
Former Seibu slugger David MacKinnon embraces new challenge with South Korea's Lions
The American slugger is moving from Japan's Lions to South Korea's Lions this year.
Pitcher Natsuki Takeuchi is tossed into the air in celebration by his Kokugakuin University teammates in Yokohama after he was taken in the first round of Japanese pro baseball's new-player entry draft on Thursday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Oct 27, 2023
Watarai and Takeuchi most sought-after players in NPB draft
The DeNA BayStars won the rights to sign Watarai, while the Seibu Lions get to negotiate with Takeuchi.
Hotaka Yamakawa was suspended indefinitely on Wednesday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Sep 4, 2023
Lions suspend Hotaka Yamakawa indefinitely over rape allegation
Yamakawa was referred to prosecutors for allegedly raping a female acquaintance at a Tokyo hotel last November.
Hotaka Yamakawa
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 30, 2023
Japan baseball star Yamakawa won't face charges over alleged rape
In May, the 31-year-old Seibu Lions first baseman was referred to prosecutors for allegedly raping a female acquaintance at a Tokyo hotel last November.
Buffaloes ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto earned his 12th win of the season on Wednesday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 24, 2023
Buffaloes ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto tames Lions
Yamamoto (12-5) allowed five hits and a walk while striking out five for the two-time defending PL champ and runaway league leader.
Lions players celebrate after their win over the Hawks in Fukuoka on Sunday.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 21, 2023
Lions use 17-hit attack to beat Hawks
The Lions connected on eight straight hits during a five-run sixth inning.
Shuta Ishikawa of the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks celebrates his no-hitter on Friday at PayPay Dome in Fukuoka.
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Aug 18, 2023
SoftBank Hawks' Shuta Ishikawa throws no-hitter
Ishikawa (4-5) struck out eight, walked three and hit a batter in Japanese pro baseball's 99th regular-season no-hit shutout.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Jun 26, 2023
Pacific League trio already facing critical juncture in playoff race
It might be a long summer for fans of teams at the bottom of the Pacific League.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 16, 2023
Lions slugger David MacKinnon embraces positivity during first months in Japanese baseball
MacKinnon is second among Lions players with seven home runs and 23 RBIs.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jun 13, 2023
Yohander Mendez collects first win and first hit in Giants' win over Lions
Yohander Mendez enjoyed a night of firsts at Tokyo Dome.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 31, 2023
Shoki Murakami pitches Tigers past Lions as interleague opens
Murakami allowed a run on four hits and no walks while striking out nine at Belluna Dome.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 23, 2023
Japan slugger Yamakawa referred to prosecutors over rape allegation
The 31-year-old infielder was removed from the Seibu Lions on May 12.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 18, 2023
Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Futoshi Nakanishi dies at 90
Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Futoshi Nakanishi, who helped the storied Nishitetsu Lions win three consecutive Japan Series titles through 1958, died of heart failure at his Tokyo home, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday. He was 90.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 18, 2023
Naoyuki Uwasawa pitches shutout to lead Fighters past Lions
Naoyuki Uwasawa struck out nine over the distance for his first shutout in five years as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters beat the Seibu Lions 3-0 on Wednesday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 12, 2023
Lions remove Hotaka Yamakawa from active roster after sexual assault allegations
The infielder"s removal from the roster was "a comprehensive decision" in which his "condition" was also considered, the Lions said.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 12, 2023
Lions infielder Hotaka Yamakawa accused of sexual assault
The 31-year-old pro baseball star allegedly assaulted a female companion in her 20s at a Tokyo hotel.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 5, 2023
Fighters flirt with combined no-hitter in win over Lions
Newly minted starter Koki Kitayama and four relievers came within one out of a combined no-hitter as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters blanked the Seibu Lions 1-0 in the Pacific League on Thursday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Apr 9, 2023
Lions' MLB hopeful Kona Takahashi fans 11 in first win
The 26-year-old has allowed one run over 16 innings.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Mar 29, 2023
Hawks load up to chase Buffaloes for 2023 Pacific League pennant
Orix retained most of the squad that helped it defend its PL title, but the Kyocera Dome residents will have to fend off plenty of challenges.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Oct 10, 2022
Hawks' Yuki Yanagita continues to thrive under bright lights
Yanagita homered for the Hawks in both games of the first stage in the climax series.

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