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[8/25/2015] Yakyubaka Summer Koshien Merchandise Mini Giveaway – UPDATE 9/5 @ 12:41am

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: 9/18 @ 9:35pm)

Central League

  Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA HR SB AVG ERA
1 Yomiuri 130 74 55 1 .574 0.0 522 509 127 92 .255 3.65
2 Hiroshima 131 68 61 2 .527 6.0 589 548 136 89 .271 3.72
3 Hanshin 133 68 64 1 .515 7.5 558 586 89 48 .264 4.03
4 Chunichi 135 62 69 4 .473 13.0 539 541 81 70 .257 3.67
5 Yokohama 127 59 66 2 .472 13.0 512 562 108 72 .256 3.81
6 Yakult 130 55 72 3 .433 18.0 608 640 127 55 .278 4.62

Pacific League

  Team G W L T WPCT GB RS RA HR SB AVG ERA
1 Softbank 135 76 53 6 .589 0.0 575 475 88 118 .281 3.13
2 Orix 130 73 55 2 .570 2.5 535 428 100 110 .257 2.90
3 Nippon Ham 130 65 62 3 .512 10.0 526 508 111 124 .248 3.59
4 Rakuten 128 57 71 0 .445 18.5 485 527 72 50 .258 3.93
5 Seibu 130 56 70 4 .444 18.5 520 544 111 69 .251 3.76
6 Lotte 135 59 74 2 .444 19.0 508 609 89 57 .249 4.21

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[9/19/2014] Hiroshima Carp: Kosuke Tanaka takes batted ball of head during fielding practice

by on Sep.19, 2014 @ 8:58 pm, under NPB
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Kosuke Tanaka was struck in the head by a baseball during practices today. He was taken to a hospital in Hiroshima and diagnosed with a wound on the front portion of his head. Tests did not reveal any abnormalities to the brain or skull. He did require fourteen stitches to close a cut and will require about a week for a full recovery.

Tanaka was in the middle of fielding a grounder at short during pre-game practices when a errant batted ball struck him in the head. He was bleeding from his head and could not stand up on his own. He was taken off the field on a stretcher. He did not appear to lose consciousness.

Source: Sports Hochi 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014Daily Sports 9/19/2014

[9/19/2014] Softbank clinches first in Western league, to face Lotte at Farm Championship

by on Sep.19, 2014 @ 8:43 pm, under NPB
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The Softbank Hawks clinched first in the Western League today by beating the Chunichi Dragons 8-1. They were also assisted by a Hiroshima Carp loss.

The Hawks will face the Chiba Lotte Marines at the Farm Championships on October 4 at Sun Marine Stadium Miyazaki.

Source: Sponichi 9/19/2014

[9/19/2014] Seibu Lions: Takayuki Kishi earns domestic FA option

by on Sep.19, 2014 @ 7:34 pm, under NPB
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Takayuki Kishi (29) earned his domestic FA option today with eight years of service time on the active roster. Said Kishi, "I never thought I would make it this far. I want to thank the different people around me." When asked if he was going to exercise the option, he replied, "Not at all."

Kishi is currently in the first year of a three-year deal worth an estimated 1.2 billion yen.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014

[9/19/2014] Tsuyoshi Wada, Junichi Tazawa, Munenori Kawasaki

by on Sep.19, 2014 @ 5:04 pm, under MLB
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Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 9/18 TOR 2
NYY 3
2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .267
Batted sixth. G5, G4, 1B9, G1. Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014

Pitchers

Player Tm Date Game NP-S BF IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Tsuyoshi Wada CHC 9/18 LAD 8
CHC 4
80-50 18 5.0 5 1 1 1 5 0 3.22
Started the game. Left after five full innings with Chicago up 4-1. He was not involved in the final decision. Went 0-for-2 at the plate: Kl, F9. Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014, MLB.com Highlights
Junichi Tazawa BOS 9/18 BOS 2
PIT 3
13-8 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.92
Entered the game in the bottom of the 7th with Boston down 3-1. Nikkan Sports 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014, Sponichi 9/19/2014

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[9/18/2014] Various news updates from the last week or so

by on Sep.19, 2014 @ 4:53 am, under NPB, Other, Samurai Japan

Various news updates:

  • Base Walls were donated to Toyokawa Teno Elementary School in Aichi on September 11 (Chunichi) and Sendai Yumoto Elementary School in Miyagi on September 18 (Rakuten). Source: Nikkan Sports 9/11/2014, Nikkan Sports 9/18/2014
  • According to Sanspo, the Central League essentially gave the Pacific League two options when it came to the Inter-league schedule: either agree to an eighteen game season or none at all. And while the CL did want to shorten the schedule because of timing issues, they may have also been upset about the PL's relative success during Inter-league play. Source: Sanspo 9/13/2014
  • The NPB and the twelve NPB teams are planning to establish a company to handle the business side of things for Samurai Japan in early November. They have informally decided to name the new company NPB Enterprise. Samurai Japan was left out of the name because the new company will ultimately to take on other projects to promote baseball. Source: Sports Hochi 9/18/2014
  • SEC Carbon (Kyoto) beat Keiyo Ginko (Chiba) 1-0 in the finals game of the 69th Emperor's Cup All Japan Rubber Baseball ENEOS Tournament on Wednesday (September 17). Source: Sponichi 9/18/2014