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Around the NPB Horn: Tigers, Lions, and Hawks

by on Nov.05, 2009 @ 12:39 am, under NPB

Hanshin Tigers

...Takashi Toritani took 130 swings of the bat on Tuesday and hit 20 out for homers (5 of which were to center).

...Kodai Sakurai took 141 swings of the bat on Tuesday and hit 26 out.  One of them even cleared the back netting in left.

Seibu Lions

...Kenta Matsuzaka has been working on his swing during Fall camp.  He is trying to make it a little more compact.

Softbank Hawks

...Sadaharu Oh joined up with the team at Miyazaki Fall camp today.  He will be in camp until the 6th and will work primarily with the younger players.

...The Hawks announced today that they will be holding baseball clinics at 10 different stadiums in Okinawa and Yamaguchi Prefectures for a total 2,000 elementary school baseball players (200 kids at each stadium) on 11/29 and 12/5.

...The Hawks announced that Fumikazu Takanami and Michitaka Nishiyama have joined the team as staff members for their farm system.

Takanami was a member of the Orix Buffaloes this past season while Nishiyama was a member of the Softbank Hawks.  Neither saw any Ichi-gun playing time this year.