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Ramirez keeping things simple for BayStars

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jun 23, 2016

Ramirez keeping things simple for BayStars

by Jim Allen

After 13 years studying Japanese baseball as a hitter and outfielder, Alex Ramirez is taking a similar approach to his new job as the rookie manager of the Yokohama BayStars. The Venezuelan, the first foreign-born player with 2,000 hits in Nippon Professional Baseball, is judiciously ...

Yamada stakes claim as top player

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 28, 2015

Yamada stakes claim as top player

by Jason Coskrey

There are many who already think the Tokyo Yakult Swallows' Tetsuto Yamada is the best all-around player in Japan. His historic three-home run (in three straight at-bats) night in Game 3 of the Japan Series on Tuesday probably turned a few more people into believers. "I ...