Sixth-inning power surge lifts Lions over Eagles

Japanese Baseball Jul 19, 2020

Sixth-inning power surge lifts Lions over Eagles

Sixth-inning home runs by Hotaka Yamakawa and Takeya Nakamura brought the Seibu Lions from three runs down in a 4-3 win over the Pacific League-leading Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Saturday. With a three-run lead at Sendai's Rakuten Seimei Park Miyagi, Eagles lefty Takahiro Shiomi ...

Baseball legend Katsuya Nomura dies at 84

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Feb 11, 2020

Baseball legend Katsuya Nomura dies at 84

Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame catcher and renowned manager Katsuya Nomura died of ischemic heart failure early Tuesday morning, according to the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, the last club he managed. He was 84. Nomura was one of NPB's greatest slugging catchers, amassing 657 home ...