Swallows appoint Shinya Miyamoto as bench coach

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 6, 2017

Swallows appoint Shinya Miyamoto as bench coach

Three-time Japan Series champion Shinya Miyamoto was named the Tokyo Yakult Swallows' new bench coach Friday. Miyamoto will be second in command to Junji Ogawa, who on Thursday was unveiled as the manager for next season. A 10-time Golden Glove winner and former All-Star shortstop and ...

Balentien blasts 60th home run in defeat

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 4, 2013

Balentien blasts 60th home run in defeat

The Tokyo Yakult Swallows held a farewell game for outgoing star Shinya Miyamoto on Friday, with Wladimir Balentien providing the fireworks with his 60th home run. Balentien, who last month rewrote Japan's single-season home record of 55 that was first set in 1964, extended his ...

Miyamoto says 'right time' to call it a day

Baseball / MLB Aug 26, 2013

Miyamoto says 'right time' to call it a day

Tokyo Yakult Swallows infielder Shinya Miyamoto on Monday formally announced that he will retire at the end of the season, saying, "it is the right time" to leave. The 42-year-old Miyamoto, who reached Japan's major batting milestone of 2,000 hits last season and has won ...