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[8/25/2015] Yakyubaka Summer Koshien Merchandise Mini Giveaway

by on Aug.25, 2014 @ 5:46 pm, under High School, Summer Koshien
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For those looking for Summer Koshien final results - 96th Summer Koshien: Tournament Schedule – Osaka Toin 2014 Champions

I happened to be in the Osaka area over the weekend and got a chance to drop by Koshien Stadium on Sunday.  I didn't purchase tickets so I couldn't watch any of the games, but I did check out one of the stadium stores and picked up a few Summer Koshien related merchandise.

As a way to say thanks for all the support you've provided over the years, I'd like to give these items away to three lucky Yakyubaka readers.

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2014 NPB Season Portal

by on Jan.22, 2014 @ 3:27 am, under NPB

Yomiuri
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Chunichi
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Yakult
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Hiroshima
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Hanshin
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Yokohama
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Nippon Ham
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Seibu
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Softbank
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Rakuten
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Lotte
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Orix
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Standings (Last updated: 8/31 @ 9:59pm)

Central League

  Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA HR SB AVG ERA
1 Yomiuri 115 63 51 1 .553 0.0 460 467 118 87 .256 3.78
2 Hiroshima 116 62 52 2 .544 1.0 532 483 128 84 .270 3.63
3 Hanshin 118 62 55 1 .530 2.5 510 518 83 46 .267 3.99
4 Yokohama 112 53 57 2 .482 8.0 477 519 97 66 .260 3.98
5 Chunichi 120 53 64 3 .453 11.5 487 509 75 60 .257 3.89
6 Yakult 115 49 64 2 .434 13.5 563 591 116 49 .284 4.79

Pacific League

  Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA HR SB AVG ERA
1 Softbank 120 69 46 5 .600 0.0 527 417 74 110 .285 3.11
2 Orix 115 67 47 1 .588 1.5 477 369 93 98 .260 2.81
3 Nippon Ham 117 59 55 3 .518 9.5 479 465 99 111 .250 3.62
4 Seibu 116 50 62 4 .446 17.5 462 499 97 64 .250 3.84
5 Lotte 120 52 66 2 .441 18.5 464 558 78 53 .251 4.34
6 Rakuten 114 47 67 0 .412 21.5 424 467 65 46 .257 3.89

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[9/2/2014] Chunichi Dragons to part ways with Alexis Gomez

by on Sep.02, 2014 @ 7:54 pm, under NPB
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The Chunichi Dragons announced that they informed thirty-six-year-old outfielder Alexis Gomez that they were not going to offer him a contract for next season. They filed paperwork to place Gomez on waivers earlier today.

The Dragons released the following comment from Gomez:

"I am grateful to the fans that supported me. In my mind, Dragons' fans are number one. I will be leaving Japan, but the fight will continue. Please keep cheering for the Dragons."

Source: official announcement

[9/2/2014] Saibi High School baseball manager passes away

by on Sep.02, 2014 @ 1:58 pm, under High School

Saibi High School baseball manager Masanori Joko died of bile duct cancer earlier today at 9:15am at a hospital in Toon, Ehime. He was sixty-seven.

According to people close to the situation, Joko had to be hospitalized when his condition worsened in mid-August. He appeared to be okay in July during the Ehime Tournament. He also made headlines last year as Tomohiro Anraku's manager.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/2/2014Nikkan Sports 9/2/2014

Yokohama Bay Stars 3 – Hanshin Tigers 4 (September 2, 2014)

by on Sep.02, 2014 @ 4:02 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars vs Hanshin Tigers @ Koshien Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Kubo, Yasutomo (YOK) 11-6, 4.01 - Messenger, Randy (HAN) 11-8, 3.05

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Yokohama 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 0
Hanshin 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2X 4 8 0

Attendance: 29616 | Time: 3h5m | Hanshin leads series, 13-4-0

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Hiroshima Toyo Carp 4 – Yomiuri Giants 9 (September 2, 2014)

by on Sep.02, 2014 @ 4:00 am, under Game Summaries, NPB
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Hiroshima Carp vs Yomiuri Giants @ Nagano Olympic Stadium - 18:00
Starters: Nomura, Yusuke (HIR) 6-5, 3.71 - Sugiuchi, Toshiya (YOM) 7-5, 3.17

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Hiroshima 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 16 2
Yomiuri 3 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 X 9 12 2

Attendance: 24786 | Time: 3h27m | Hiroshima leads series, 9-8-1

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