Eagles appoint former big-leaguer Kazuhisa Ishii as manager

Japanese Baseball Nov 13, 2020

Eagles appoint former big-leaguer Kazuhisa Ishii as manager

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles have appointed general manager and former major league pitcher Kazuhisa Ishii as their new manager, the Pacific League club said Thursday. Ishii, 47, replaces first-year skipper Hajime Miki, who will return to his role as Rakuten's farm team manager. Under ...

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 ...