/ Sep 13, 2017

Giants owner wants to retain manager Takahashi

Yomiuri Giants owner Shoichi Oikawa indicated Wednesday that he wants manager Yoshinobu Takahashi to remain in his post next season. "It's something that has already been decided," Oikawa said after a Nippon Professional Baseball's owners' meeting. The 42-year-old Takahashi is currently in the second year of ...

New Giants skipper Takahashi aiming to make mark

/ Oct 26, 2015

New Giants skipper Takahashi aiming to make mark

New Yomiuri Giants manager Yoshinobu Takahashi appreciated the responsibility and the tasks that lie ahead as he was unveiled by the Central League club on Monday. "It's a role with heavy responsibilities. While retaining the tradition that my predecessors have built, I'd like to add ...

/ Oct 24, 2015

Longtime Dragons star Ibata retires at age 40

Hirokazu Ibata, the iconic former shortstop for Chunichi Dragons and a seven-time Golden Glove winner, announced his retirement on Saturday. "I never imagined I'd be able to carry on until the age of 40. These 18 years have been like a dream," said the veteran ...

Takahashi named Giants manager

/ Oct 23, 2015

Takahashi named Giants manager

The Yomiuri Giants on Friday appointed Yoshinobu Takahashi as the Central League club's new manager. The move sees the 40-year-old Takahashi call time on a playing career that saw him doubling up as an outfielder and batting coach for the Giants. "I will move forward with ...