Stadium soil serves as special memento

Baseball Aug 3, 2018

Stadium soil serves as special memento

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Although it is unknown exactly when and how it started, there is a famous tradition at the Koshien tourneys that almost all the participating teams do after they are eliminated from the tournament: Players put the "special" soil of the stadium in their own ...

Legendary Giants skipper Kawakami dead at 93

Baseball Oct 30, 2013

Legendary Giants skipper Kawakami dead at 93

Former Yomiuri Giants manager Tetsuharu Kawakami, who led the famed club to nine consecutive championships from 1965 to 1973, has died of natural causes. He was 93. Kawakami's relatives said that the man who brandished a red-painted bat and was known as the "God of ...