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 ...

Hawks bounce back to even series with Eagles

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 6, 2019

Hawks bounce back to even series with Eagles

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks extended their season for another day, beating the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles 6-4 on Sunday to even their Pacific League Climax Series first stage at one game apiece. Shuhei Fukuda broke a 4-4 tie, blasting a hanging forkball from Eagles starter ...

Ernesto Mejia moves Lions past Eagles again

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 23, 2019

Ernesto Mejia moves Lions past Eagles again

Ernesto Mejia once more had the last word against the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Monday, his three-run double lifting Seibu to a 5-3 win that lowered the Lions' magic number to clinch the Pacific League title to two. The Lions, looking to win back-to-back ...