Japan fights back to win Premier12 final

Baseball Nov 18, 2019

Japan fights back to win Premier12 final

by Jason Coskrey

Four years ago, the Samurai Japan bullpen fell apart in a loss against South Korea in the Premier12 semifinals at Tokyo Dome. This time, with the title hanging in the balance, Japan's relievers got to taste both sweet revenge and the championship. Tetsuto Yamada gave Japan ...

Yanagita, Yamada top All-Star balloting

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 27, 2016

Yanagita, Yamada top All-Star balloting

Yuki Yanagita led all players in the fan balloting for this year's Central and Pacific league All-Star Games, Nippon Professional Baseball announced Monday. Yanagita, the center fielder for the two-time defending Japan Series champion Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, pulled in 521,685 votes to lead all players ...